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

The Uplands 55+ Active Adult Community in Suncadia

Cle Elum, WA
Homes from $1.4M - $1.8M

Announcing a new way to live at Suncadia: The Uplands 55+. Exclusive to residents 55 and older, this new, private gated neighborhood will nestle high on a forested ridge overlooking the Cle Elum River valley. Creating the tight-knit feel of a private retreat — but with access to Suncadia’s resort amenities too.

The Uplands 55+ will be an intimate neighborhood of only 60 homes gathered around a private clubhouse, trails and a three-acre woodland meadow.

The community clubhouse will include indoor and outdoor gathering spaces including a pool, pickleball court and more. A large, protected meadow will provide another connection point for social events, nature walks and impromptu gatherings.

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Serenity Walk at Plainsboro

Plainsboro Township, NJ
Single-Family Homes

Serenity Walk at Plainsboro is a new active adult 55+ community in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey offering 52 single-family homes for sale with up to 2,772 sq. ft. of living space and first floor primary suites. Relax with convenient amenities at this low-maintenance lifestyle community. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks – Classic, Farmhouse, Loft or Elements, for on-trend style in your new home.

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Cresswind at Lake Harris

Tavares, FL
TBD

Cresswind at Lake Harris is a new, 55+ community in Tavares, Florida. Located in “America’s Seaplane City”, this new Central Florida community is designed for active adults with resort-style amenities and convenient access to local shopping, dining and entertainment.

The community overlooks scenic Lake Harris and gives residents access to a variety of water activities and recreational opportunities. The resident-exclusive clubhouse will feature a state-of-the-art Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center powered by EGYM, art studio, event area, and several indoor and outdoor gathering spots. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, and more.

As Kolter Homes’ third Cresswind active adult, new home community in the area, homebuyers can choose from various floorplans designed for optimal flexibility to create a home Built Around You. Cresswind at Lake Harris will feature collections of all-new floorplans designed specifically for today’s active adult. Kolter Homes offers dozens of structural options, so homebuyers have the ability to add bedrooms, expanded garages, fitness or study spaces, and more. Plus, choose from hundreds of personalization opportunities in the onsite Design Studio.

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ACCOLADE of Topsail Island, NC

Surf City, NC
Dockable Soundfront Lots & Ocean View Lots

Nestled along North Carolina’s intracostal waterway, ACCOLADE is the highly sought-after, ALH’s signature master-planned coastal community, occupying a prime coastal Topsail Island location. Mature live oaks with Spanish moss tower throughout the sensitively developed resort-style community unmatched on the island. Dockable soundfront lots and ocean view lots along the expansive Topsail Sound make ACCOLADE quite simply the coastal south’s location and lifestyle you’ve been looking for. On Saturday, April 6th (rain or shine), motivated buyers will have the opportunity to purchase their dream intracoastal waterway (ICW) dockable soundfront or ocean view lot.

Top-notch island amenities will feature private outdoor living nooks throughout the coastal Carolina community, including a resort-style pool featuring a beach entry, waterfall, tanning ledge, and in-water seating. The open-air covered pool cabana includes full amenity conveniences, including restrooms and a full outdoor grilling kitchen with refrigerator and ice machine. The double-sided fireplace will feature cozy and comfortable pool seating on the interior and exterior of the cabana for quality time spent with friends and family.

  • Dockable Soundfront Lots with Expansive ICW Views
  • Ocean View Lots
  • Convenient Beach Access
  • Resort-Style Pool featuring Beach Entry, Waterfall, Tanning Ledge & In-Water Seating
  • Open-Air Covered Pool Cabana with Full Amenity Conveniences, including Double-Sided Fireplace, Restrooms, and a Full Outdoor Grilling Kitchen with Refrigerator & Ice Machine

Conveniently located equidistant between Topsail Beach and Surf City, ACCOLADE is also perfectly situated within walking distance of two beach access locations. Living on Topsail Island offers a rural beach feel while still offering a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, microbreweries, and bars. It’s the ideal spot to make the move to island life with the local community infrastructure that will suit you and your family’s lifestyle. Mouthwatering local seafood, full beach activities, a mild climate, and overall quality of living that’s second to none – ACCOLADE is a must see for beach lovers. With a limited number of prime dockable soundfront and ocean view lots available in the high demand Topsail beachfront market, we recommend booking your priority reservation for the April 6th Lot Sale (rain or shine).

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