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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

55+ Active Adult Community Bluffton SC Sun City Hilton Head | Find Home

Sun City Hilton Head

Bluffton, SC
New Homes starting from the low $300K

Welcome to Sun City Hilton Head, one of the top rated 55+ active adult communities in the US! Sun City has so much to offer and a perfect location in beautiful Bluffton, SC with its historic Old Town and pristine May River. It is a short 30 minute drive to the famous Hilton Head beaches and Savannah, GA’s bustling river street. Within the gated community is 3 golf courses and several restaurants. Use your golf cart or bicycle to make your way to the numerous amenities including multiple resort-style pools, 3 fitness centers, performing arts theater, community center, sports complex, pickleball courts, tennis courts, bocce, woodshop, leisure trails, dog park, and much more. Sun City has over 100 chartered clubs and special interest groups to help everyone connect with others. This spectacular community offers a variety of home plans from 1,223 square feet to 3,728 square feet. Come see all the possibilities waiting here for you today at Sun City Hilton Head!

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The Villas at Creekside

Pittsburg, KS
$1,850 - $2,100 a month

Love life and have fun living it at The Villas at Creekside! The Villas at Creekside is a luxury, gated community with a wealth of high-end amenities and natural beauty. Located in a thriving university town, The Villas offer resident easy access to a multitude of sporting and cultural events.

You’ll enjoy exploring new passions, making new friends, and increasing your personal wellness at our active, fun-loving community.

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Luxury Homes in Charlotte NC | The Courtyards at Mint Hill

The Courtyards at Mint Hill

Matthews, NC
Luxury single-level homes from the upper $300K

Now selling, The Courtyards at Mint Hill will feature 38 beautifully designed, luxury ranch homes in a 55+ active lifestyle Epcon Community in beautiful Mint Hill, North Carolina.

Offering the best of both worlds, the community will be nestled in a scenic location off Idlewild Road, just minutes from access to I-485, and 15 miles from all Uptown Charlotte has to offer. Homeowners at The Courtyards at Mint Hill will also enjoy private amenities, including the grand central garden, gazebo, and wonderful walking trails.

In addition to the allure of living in a brand new low-maintenance home and active community, Epcon homeowners are drawn to the signature private garden courtyards that are the distinctive focal point of every home we build. Each Epcon home is uniquely designed around the courtyard so that it can be enjoyed from just about any light-filled room.

We invite you to discover how you can live well every day in your new Epcon home at The Courtyards at Mint Hill.

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Luxury Townhomes near Raleigh NC | The Townes at West Cary

The Townes at West Cary

Cary, NC
Luxury Townhomes from the upper $300K

Live well every day at The Townes at West Cary! The Townes at West Cary will offer our beautifully-designed luxury townhomes starting from the upper $300s in the newest Epcon Community conveniently located off Morrisville Parkway in the desirable West Cary area.

Private amenities at The Townes at West Cary will include a grand clubhouse with interior and exterior space to relax and entertain, a fitness center, outdoor pool, sun deck, pickleball court, and walking trails.

The community is conveniently located less than 2 miles from I-540, only ½ mile from the American Tobacco Trail and less than 5 minutes from WakeMed Primary Cary.

In addition to the allure of living in an amenity-rich community and brand new home without the worries of yard work and lawn maintenance, Epcon homeowners are drawn to the private outdoor living space and abundant natural light of every home.

We invite you to discover for yourself why so many are falling in love with Epcon Communities.

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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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  • ideal-LIVING Relocation Guide
    The ultimate guide to find your ideal destination, life and home. This annual guide contains more than 15 state maps, a location-based cost of living and climate comparison chart and discovery travel packages.
  • ideal-LIVING Magazine
    Quarterly print magazine features the best places to retire and/or purchase your ideal second home.
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    Receive our digital newsletter, two to three times a month, highlighting communities around the country and abroad.
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