Posting again one of our more popular articles.
One of the top destinations thought about for retiring is Florida, and here are a few reasons why.
Benefits of Moving to Florida
As you approach retirement, it is only natural that you begin to consider what exactly it will look like. For many people, retirement will include relocating to a different part of the country in search of warm weather, a relaxed atmosphere, and plenty of great recreational activities.
There are quite a few good options to pick from, but Florida is at the top of just about everyone’s list, and there are plenty of reasons for that.
Here are some of the top benefits of relocating to the Sunshine State to enjoy your retirement years:
The number one benefit of moving to Florida is that you will be able to take advantage of some of the best weather you will find anywhere. Florida residents are able to escape the aggravation of dealing with snow in the winter, and avoiding having to go outside when the temperature is below freezing is reason enough for most people who decide to head south. The moderate year-round climate in enables residents to participate in popular outdoor retirement activities like golf and tennis year round instead of seasonally like they may have been accustomed. The warm and sunny weather makes just about every aspect of life more enjoyable in Florida.
The Vacation Feel
For many people who begin thinking about heading south after they retire, Florida has always been a vacation destination. That mentality is likely to carry over even after moving here. In addition to the tropical environment, attractions like all of the popular theme parks and beach destinations add a vacation feel to all of the otherwise normal aspects of life in Florida.
While a visit to Walt Disney World or Daytona Beach might have been a long trip that necessitated a multi-night stay from your previous residence, those destinations are just day-trips from the Villages of Citrus Hills.
Low Cost of Living
One of the biggest financial benefits of choosing Florida over other popular retirement states is that the cost of living is generally more reasonable. Things are always going to cost more in the popular resort cities, but most of Florida is actually comprised of small towns where the cost of living is quite low. There is also no state income tax in Florida, which is a huge advantage for anyone who is expecting to maintain a high income during their retirement.
Golf is one of the most popular activities among active adults looking to relocate after retiring, and there is no shortage of great golf in Florida. If you are looking for a great active adult community, you can almost guarantee that it will include access to one or more private golf courses. You can also expect that your new residence will be within a chip shot of a number of additional championship level courses. Regardless of where you are in the state of Florida, there is almost always a great golf course nearby.
Great Active Adult Communities
Those first four benefits are the ones that get people looking into relocating to Florida. But the thing that closes the deal for most of the retirees who follow through and move here is that they simply fall in love with all of the benefits that come along with living in one of the popular active adult communities the state has to offer.
A community like the Villages of Citrus Hills offers a package of amenities that is almost too good to be true. Residents can take advantage of state-of-the-art exercise facilities, golf courses, and tennis courts. They also have access to gourmet restaurants and an unbelievable lineup of activities and entertainment, all right in their own community.
There is obviously a reason that so many active adults continue to choose Florida as the place to live out their retirement years. When you break down everything that you want out of your retirement, Florida is likely the best option for you as well! And, Citrus Hills should be at the top of your options to investigate.