I have written several posts over the past year about different college towns as potential retirement destinations. Although college educations continue to increase in cost, that doesn’t mean that the college towns themselves are becoming more expensive. A key retirement factor in every college town is how affordable the real estate is for a typical retiree. That data is now available for 120 different college towns, each home to a FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) School. Read more
Oxford, Mississippi has received quite a bit of favorable publicity in recent years as a retirement destination for baby boomers. Mrs. GoTo and I have been there a couple of times and enjoyed it. Oxford is the home of the University of Mississippi. (Our third son is a student at Mississippi State University, the arch-rival of Ole Miss in Starkville.) Read more
This is the fifth in Mr. GoTo’s brief introductions to college towns that may also be attractive locations for baby boomers to retire, either as part of an active adult community or a life care community.
This initial series of introductions to places to retire has focused on college towns in which I have lived or have visited. Ithaca, New York ranks at the top of my familiarity list because I lived there for eight years, four in high school and four more in college after my family moved to Florida. Read more
Boulder, Colorado made the U.S. News list of “Best Healthy Places to Retire.” Along with Colorado Springs, this makes two cities in Colorado that are both college towns and potentially attractive retirement and active adult destinations for baby boomers. Read more
Even though Tallahassee is not on Kiplinger’s Best Cities list, I decided to briefly write about its possible merits as a place to retire for three reasons. First, it is a college town which some baby boomers may find attractive in retirement. Second, I lived in Tallahassee for three years and now have relatives there. Third, Florida State University has associated itself with Westcott Lakes, a new active adult, life long learning, and life care community in Tallahassee. Read more
This post is another in a series of video walking tours of cities on Kiplinger’s Best Cities list. I am using some of these videos to examine places to retire, and particularly those cities that are also college towns. Colorado Springs is home to one of our more unique colleges, the United States Air Force Academy. Thus, any cultural amenities may be somewhat constrained by the mission of the Academy. Read more
If you are like Mr. GoTo and many other baby boomers, you are getting to that place in life where you are thinking about other places where you might live, perhaps after you become an empty-nester. I find it interesting to read the various “best places to retire” lists that are published by magazines such as Money and Kiplinger’s. Sometimes I have some familiarity with a place on the list and I scratch my head as to how it made it on the list. Other times I have no knowledge of the city and am eager to learn more. Read more