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Best Places to Live & Retire

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 places to live & retire

 

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. So, here is our list of the top 10 best places to retire in 2021.

  • 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

The fun is just beginning! We have communities in all of these cities and many more. We can provide you with information on communities in some of the most inviting locales across the United States and internationally.

We give you the information so you can compare across all the things you think are important for your ideal lifestyle. What makes a city or town one of the best places to retire? Weather? Taxes? Cost of living? Fun things to do? Sure, they all matter, but most of all it is your preferences, your taste, your dreams that make it the best place to retire for you.

Our free Retirement GuideDigital Ideal-Living Magazine and e-Newsletter offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers. All sent to you for FREE.

You can get specific information that is critical to helping you find best retirement cities, states and communities. You’ll find out information such as:

The Most Tax Friendly States
Tax Benefits for Retirees in Specific States
Best Climates
States with the Lowest Cost of Living
Population & Demographics
How to Get the Most for Your Home

Proximity of Schools, Hospitals, Airports & EntertainmentWe can help you answer these and any other questions you may have concerning YOUR best place to retire.  Our free resources can give you the scoop on this and much, much  more. It only takes a quick minute to fill out the short form and get the information you need to decide where you can find your ideal lifestyle.

We can help you answer these and any other questions you may have concerning YOUR best place to retire.  Our free resources can give you the scoop on this and much, much more. It only takes a quick minute to fill out the short form and get the information you need to decide where you can find your ideal lifestyle.

Sample Communities to Discover

McLemore

Rising Fawn, GA
Homesites from the $100s, New Homes from the $800s

McLemore is a master-planned mountaintop community located atop Lookout Mountain in the heart of northwest Georgia. At 2,300 feet above sea level, McLemore rests an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Huntsville and Knoxville.

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Clarendon County SC

Manning, SC
Homes starting in the mid $200s

Clarendon County is the hidden gem of the Palmetto State! Ripe with nature and full of possibilities, you’re sure to fall in love with our area. Home to Lake Marion, the largest lake in South Carolina, we are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. Fishing, boating, hunting and golf are just a few favorite pastimes found in our county. We are centrally located, just a quick drive to Columbia, the state capital, historic Charleston and pristine beaches from the Lowcountry to the Grand Strand. Historic 301 makes its way through our county, and we are conveniently located on the I-95 corridor.

Our area is home to several active lifestyle communities that display the best parts of "Lake Life Living." Examples include: Wyboo Plantation, a gated community home to the signature Wyboo Golf Club with your choice of houses along the course or on the shores of Lake Marion. Or, Hunter Quinn Homes' Gregory Pointe, a new community with single-levels homes that bring a modern, Charleston design to the heart of South Carolina's lowcountry. Please take time to explore our county and be prepared to be impressed with what you discover! Community Product and Pricing

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South Harbor Towns

Isle of Wight, VA
Townhomes from the mid $300s

Welcome to South Harbor Towns by Ryan Homes – Our newest 55+ community offering maintenance-free townhomes, from the mid $300s!

Leave the yard work behind and have more time to enjoy the resort-style amenities South Harbor has to offer! Golf cart paths, clubhouse, heated pool, hot tub, miles of walking trails, firepit and entertaining areas will all be a short walk out your front door. We aren’t stopping there. Looking to stay active? We will also have a sports garden with Pickleball, Bocce Ball courts, a putting green, a playground and a dog park! We have something for everyone at South Harbor.

This community is located near historic town of Smithfield, local shopping, restaurants, military bases and more! All townhomes offer a 1st-floor owner’s suite, 2-car garages and modern features. Plus our floorplans have flex space options that will provide you with plenty of room for your new hobbies. Like the idea of a bonus room, we have you covered!

We can’t wait to share more with you! Visit our website to join the VIP List…we'll send you updates on all things South Harbor. Our team is here to help make this big step an easy one.

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Waterset by Newland

Tampa, FL
Homes from the High $300s

Waterset by Newland is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach, just 16 miles south of downtown Tampa. Our community features new homes from top homebuilders, in a variety of sizes and styles. With a range of amenities, including 12 miles of trails, resort-style pools, parks, clubhouses, fitness centers, sports courts, an onsite cafe and more, no two days feel the same. And community events throughout the year make it easy to make new friends and experience the welcoming nature of our residents. Our vibrant, inclusive way of life makes this a one-of-a-kind community where everyone feels right at home. And every day is a chance to feel the magic of Waterset.

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Finding and choosing the right active adult community can be a daunting task. This is where ideal-LIVING can help. Sign up below to receive our complimentary relocation package, which offers tips on how to find a community that suits your needs. In this guide, you’ll discover the top retirement communities, as well as what you can do to get started. Sign up for this free package to take the first step in your exciting journey.

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