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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

Wildlight

Wildlight, FL
Homes from the $300s - $700s

A new kind of Lowcountry Living

You might say that Wildlight is where the beachy vibe of Amelia Island and the culture of Jacksonville meet in the middle—with each destination a mere 25 minutes in either direction. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a community that focuses on both walkability and wellness—where a short stroll or bike ride can lead you to your favorite ice cream shop, burger spot (and soon a Publix supermarket). And a UF Health and YMCA are right in the neighborhood.

Soon, we’ll be introducing Del Webb Wildlight, a special place within this unique community for residents 55+. This gated neighborhood will feature luxury single-story, low-maintenance homes starting in the $200s, along with a dedicated clubhouse, private resort-style pool and more.

A town, in nature

You’ll find that what has been preserved at Wildlight is every bit as important to the community as what has been developed. Miles of scenic nature trails wind through neighborhoods and take you into the town center. And nearly 350 acres of the community has been set aside for permanent conservation—with wetlands, parks and trails putting the great outdoors steps from your front door.

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Windsor at Celebration FL

Windsor at Celebration

Celebration, FL
Monthly rentals begin at $3,125

Imagine yourself living a modern senior lifestyle that is far from ordinary. Where the exceptional is expected. And the opportunities for entertainment and leisure are as vast as your imagination.

In the heart of the premier destination of Central Florida is where you’ll find Windsor. It is truly the only thoroughly modern, world-class senior rental community within Celebration; the one-of-a-kind, planned city inspired by the imagination of one of the biggest dreamers and creators of our time.

From our rooftop sky bar (where you can watch the nightly theme park firework show) and breathtaking architecture to the peaceful indoor pool and first-class service all in the unmatched setting in a destination location recognized worldwide for innovation and imagination.

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Homes near Aiken SC | Mount Vintage | Lowcountry Community Amenities

Mount Vintage by Stanley Martin Homes

North Augusta, SC
Homes from the Low $500K

Experience acre upon acre of beautiful countryside located outside of Aiken, SC at Mount Vintage. Gorgeous stately homes and charming main-level living homes are set amongst 2,000 acres of natural, rolling terrain with magnificent views.

The Mount Vintage lifestyle is second to none with a private golf club, junior Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball and the Town Center where you can enjoy the fitness center, community garden, lending library and activity rooms. Onsite stables are available for your equestrian needs.

Spend the evenings or early mornings walking, playing Canasta or sipping coffee overlooking the greens. Live a life of leisure in one of the prettiest places around!

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Berkeley Hall | Homes in Bluffton SC | Lowcountry Luxury Living

Berkeley Hall by Stanley Martin Homes

Bluffton, SC
From the mid $800K

Berkeley Hall in Bluffton is where all your dreams come together in one destination. In the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry with a beautiful and natural backdrop, the gated community of Berkeley Hall offers residents the perfect mix of secluded elegance and Southern charm, and so much more.

For those with an active lifestyle, opportunities abound, including a 14,500 square foot fitness facility. Golf at one of the two world-class Tom Fazio golf courses or spend your day at the River Park on the Okatie River, kayaking or fishing. With an extensive tennis program, both avid tennis players and beginners alike can work on their swing on one of the courts or clinics. And when it’s time to unwind, head to the pool with the family or the Spa for a relaxing treatment.

Berkeley Hall is also a treat for culinary enthusiasts. When you’re not cooking in your own chef-inspired Stanley Martin kitchen, you can enjoy one of the six distinctive onsite dining options. From outdoor meals under the sunset to toasting friends in the Tap Room, there’s something to suit your mood.

Escape to Berkeley Hall and discover yourself and so much more.

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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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