Guide to the Best Places to Retire



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Guide to the Best Cities to Retire in 2023

Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your ideal lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to help you get answers to the questions that are keeping you from moving to your ideal destination. We can help you find the best cities to retire in the US in 2023.

 

There are lots of publications that put out annual lists of the best places to live. We have compiled a list of the cities and towns that are most often cited as the best places to retire. Ideal-LIVING has compiled the top cities frequently featured as the best places to retire in the USA in 2023:.

  • Naples, Florida
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Milford, Delaware
  • Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

Explore Communities in Our Top Retirement Locations

Ideal-LIVING provides insights into communities in these top retirement cities and beyond. Compare and contrast these locations based on your preferences and aspirations, making sure they align with your ideal lifestyle.

 

The best place to retire can be influenced by numerous factors - weather, taxes, cost of living, and recreational activities, to name a few. However, it's your dreams and tastes that will ultimately determine your best cities for retirement.

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Sample Communities to Discover

Sunalei

Zionville, NC
Large custom homesites from the high $90s, Custom land and homes from $1.2 million

Sunalei: Mountain Living Above The Rest
In the heart of the North Carolina Mountains, amid the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains llies Sunalei, a community that beckons you to embrace the art of mountain living. A hidden gem nestled in the wilderness, Sunalei stands tall above the rest, offering an escape from the bustling world and a sanctuary for those who seek authenticity, tranquility, and adventure.

The Vision:
Sunalei was born from a vision inspired by the rich heritage of the Great Camps, a vision that honors the natural landscape and the spirit of mountain living. The community’s creators envisioned a place where time stands still, and every moment is an opportunity to connect with nature. With its sprawling private homesites, it’s a haven for those who value privacy, unhindered views, and the feeling of truly escaping from it all.

The Location:
Located just 13 miles from the charming town of Boone, Sunalei is perfectly situated in the High Country of North Carolina. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and conservation lands, including the awe-inspiring Elk Knob State Park, the community offers the best of both worlds. It’s a place where you can relish in the serene solitude of the mountains while having easy access to vibrant mountain towns, local cuisine, shopping, and cultural experiences.

The Blue Ridge Mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop, providing endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking heart-pounding thrills or someone who finds solace in quiet hikes, Sunalei is your gateway to exploration. And it’s not just about the adventures but also the moments of tranquil contemplation, the kind that can only be found above 4,000 feet above sea level.

The Properties:
At Sunalei, the homesites are carefully chosen and thoughtfully designed to complement the pristine landscape. Each parcel is distinctive, whether it borders the vast conservation lands near the headwaters of the New River or nestles in the heart of old-growth forest. These large, private homesites offer a canvas for you to create your ideal mountain retreat. Ranging from 2 to 12 acres, they provide ample space for families and are designed to be passed down to future generations.

Homes at Sunalei reflect the timeless beauty of nature. Architectural guidelines encourage the use of log siding and natural…

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Tuscan Village

Horseshoe Bay, TX
Lock & Leave Townhomes, Villas & Golf Estate Homes From Mid-$600s - $1.9M+ Designed for Active Adults 55+

Welcome to the Good Life. There has truly never been a better time to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the wide open spaces of the Texas Hill Country. Tuscan Village is Texas’ premier community for active adults 55+. Located within the prestigious Horseshoe Bay Resort Community, a renowned golf destination, Tuscan Village is perfect as an everyday retreat or home away from home.
At Tuscan Village, residents are invited to celebrate this chapter of life – fondly referred to as The Good Life. Offering low-maintenance Lock & Leave townhomes, villas, and golf estate homes, as well as an array of world-class amenities, Tuscan Village residents enjoy a socially-rich lifestyle just steps outside their front door. Move-in ready homes as well as homesites are available from the mid-$600s to $1.9M+.

The heart of the community, Club Salus, is the exclusive homeowner’s clubhouse conveniently located just steps from each resident’s front door. Club Salus offers a private space for residents to socialize and participate in health and wellness activities in the company of like-minded neighbors. The recently completed Phase 2 of Club Salus provides residents with additional gathering space for year-round socializing, events, and activities. Through strategic partnerships, Tuscan Village residents also enjoy membership opportunities at Horseshoe Bay Resort – including golf options to play at four private, renowned courses.

Whether you’re looking to downsize without compromise or find a weekend retreat without the upkeep, Tuscan Village’s low-maintenance homes deliver a lifestyle of leisure, luxury and convenience.

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101 Park: The place to live or invest in Tulum

Tulum, Quintana Roo 77760, MEX
Condos and penthouses from $323K - $650K

Nestled in the heart of captivating Tulum, 101 Park is more than just a residential paradise; it’s a multifaceted condo project offering luxury living, dream vacations, and remarkable investment potential. These are not just condos; they are versatile spaces that you can call home, escape to for vacations, or harness as a unique investment opportunity. Developed by seasoned companies with a shared vision of a brighter, more authentic future, 101 Park beckons all those who choose to dwell or visit to embrace the art of living.

As a homeowner, you can immerse yourself in the lush serenity of 101 Park. It’s your sanctuary in paradise. You can make it your primary residence, a second home, or a combination of both. It’s your canvas to paint the life you desire.

But there’s more to 101 Park. Its strategic location in the globally renowned Tulum positions it as a prime asset for vacation rentals. Tulum attracts tourists from around the world, making it an ideal investment destination. When you’re not indulging in the luxury of 101 Park, you can choose to share it with others and earn returns through vacation rentals.
At 101 Park Tulum, we’re thrilled to announce that our extraordinary luxury residential project is now advancing into its third remarkable phase. Phase 1, having sold out, is soon to be delivered, while the availability of Phase 2 is swiftly diminishing.

Now, here’s the exciting news – we have just opened the doors to our eagerly anticipated Phase 3! This is your golden opportunity to join an exclusive community that’s not just about luxury living but also about exceptional investment potential.

Situated in the heart of Tulum, our magnificent project offers more than just a home; it provides a lifestyle where nature’s beauty meets modernity’s charm. And the best part? Our prime location ensures that your property value is poised to soar.

Don’t miss out on being a part of this thriving community and securing an investment that’s not only about luxury but also a future filled with opportunities.

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Carolina Riverside by Del Webb

Belmont, NC
Ranch homes from the low $400ks

Ideally situated near historic downtown Belmont and bordered by the South Fork of the Catawba River, you’ll find Carolina Riverside, a vibrant 55+ community of new homes designed by nationally recognized Del Webb home builders. Active lifestyles begin here, with a future recreation hub featuring an exclusive 19,000 square-foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, an onsite lifestyle director who will plan regular events and activities, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and more. Carolina Riverside will offer 11 flexible, open-concept ranch-style floorplans designed with the buyer in mind. Residents will have easy access to the Catawba River, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, and more. Carolina Riverside is located minutes from downtown Belmont with great local restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. If you’re interested in a bustling scene, residents have easy access to Uptown Charlotte’s sporting events, shows, and entertainment.

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