I am compiling a “list of lists” if you will, i.e., a summary of the places that list, rank, or rate the best places to retire.
Money Magazine: Best Places to Retire This is a highly interactive site, with ability to rank different places in accordance with different criteria.
U.S. News and World Report: America’s Best Places to Retire This is a periodic list, with limited entries.
TopRetirements.com is completely focused on the subject of retirement locations and communities.
Retirement Living lists but does not rank different retirement locations. This makes it limited in usefulness if you are interested in how others evaluate places.
Smart Money published a list of 7 Places to Retire During an Economic Downturn. I like this concept because our downturn may be with us for a while.
If you want to read how CBS Market Watch evaluates these different retirement rating sites, read this report.
Another site – Find Utopia – doesn’t rate places to retire but it does provide lots of useful information.
I have some additional resources here including:
I also have some individual posts on retiring in different college towns that you can search for and read.
If you are aware of other sites that list and/or rate different retirement locations, please let me know in an email or comment.
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