10 Best Cities To Retire In The U.S.

PRESCOTT, ARIZONA

Lots of people flock to Arizona to retire, and Prescott is one of the better options as it has cooler summers than most. If you love the outdoors and a vibrant cultural scene, you would love it here. It also has a booming economy, rich history and low housing prices.

79 thoughts on “10 Best Cities To Retire In The U.S.

    • June 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm
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      I love it here in Austin, however, property taxes are very high. Real estate prices are soaring as the town becomes more infiltrated by Californians and New Yorkers, many buying second homes. This is not an inexpensive city full of retirees. It’s very much a young person’s town.

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      • July 23, 2018 at 12:33 am
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        Middle class Republicans are leaving Our State of California not because we don’t love the land or our homes. It’s the vile political environment we are living under that we just can’t take any longer. We feel like every Liberal Democrat Rainbow pro immigration Nut in the rest of the United States have moved here and taken over plus those that have poured through our boarders make it very uncomfortable read that as dangerous to stay in California.
        Please welcome those of us who can leave. We are looking for asylum.

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        • July 25, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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          Trumpster, give us a break. Your leaving because you are a hateful human being same as Trump. You only want white folks around you plus you probably hate gays. If you move, make it out o f this country !! You Republicans are becoming intolerable.

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          • August 1, 2018 at 12:39 am
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            Very well said

          • August 1, 2018 at 11:25 am
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            Rod, you sound pretty intolerable (and intolerant) yourself. You paint all Republicans with a very broad stroke, when, in fact, there is a lot of diversity within the Republican Party — diversity of thought, ethnicity, color, religion, and sexual identity. Open your mind.

          • August 1, 2018 at 8:38 pm
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            Please, give me a break , what do you mean diversity within the GOP- when Trump shows up with the Senate Majority, along with his Administration , all you see is Snow White , no people of color, just a bunch of white lies. What are you looking at where there is diversity, please tell me so I can see the same thing as you. Trumps Administration is all white. SAD

          • August 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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            You are completely lost as to what is happening in the world today let alone the new Shit hole of the USA, California. I wonder who the racist is here by listening to you talk. You and your kind of thinking makes it easy to leave this shithole.

          • August 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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            Your a pathetic snowflake and what’s wrong with in America .

          • August 16, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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            Talk about hate you left us Democrats invented it

          • August 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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            Rod
            As many California liberals do, you obviously walk around with you head held high. I understand. You need to keep your head high enough to not smell the stince of the liberal policies that have all but ruined California. Talk about income inequality. The rich in San Francisco have to now live side by side with people that deficate in the streets. That sounds like California is quickly becoming a state of two classes. The ultra rich and the desperately poor.
            Welcome to the progressive state of California.

          • August 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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            It seems to me that you are the one that is being hateful. I am Hispanic yet I agree with President Trumps immigration policies. He just wants to get rid of the ILLEGAL ALIENS and stop more illegals coming into this country. We don’t hate gays, blacks or others. We just want a safe place to live without being hated by people that didn’t vote for President Trump.

          • August 27, 2018 at 5:39 pm
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            Small ROD, You Big Richard-( DICK)

            Deborah,
            Im a 3rd Generation Mexican Born Here ………
            Yes, ! I agree!
            I live in California and Own a House / Business the only ones getting rich are Illegals and Politicians!

            The Taxes,Laws ,and Criminals

          • August 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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            Sounds like your the intolerant person. Everyone has a right to their opinion even if we disagree v

          • August 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm
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            Thank you. Division will never help this country.

          • August 30, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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            Spoken like a true nasty liberal Democrat. Why do have to be so mean??? You must be very angry at the current political climate – get help, talk to someone, take a Valium, life is short!

          • September 6, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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            Sooo don’t read anymore comments.. this whole wonderful idea of were to retire has turned into a political back and forth ranting war.. oh I like St Mary’s Georgia for retirement! Not that anyone cares. Step back from politics and share happy thoughts of retiring

          • September 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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            AMEN ROD! Glad they are going away.

          • September 16, 2018 at 12:21 am
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            Whatever happened to acceptance and tolerance ?

          • July 31, 2018 at 9:05 pm
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            land of and nuts

          • August 27, 2018 at 6:53 pm
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            Why is he a loser??? Just b/c he’s Hispanic & agrees w/Trump’s immigration policy? Well guess what? My Great Grandparents & Grandparents came to this Country for freedom & consistency. When they came to this Country, they became an American [took the legal oath & became a US citizen] and they had no rebuttal b/c they had to learn English. It was second nature to them to speak English even though they speak their native tongue in their house. I have friends now that came from another Country & became US Citizens & guess what, they learned English & they speak English when they go out of the house; however, when they are home, they speak their native tongue & I DON’T have a problem w/that!!!! They did not ask US to change our language to suit them! So why should we even start now? This is OUR Country to have and to hold! The Native Americans were here long before us, yes; however, the blacks were shining their own blacks over to the States from Africa to do cropping in the South …………. President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, yes? Then why are the black leaders still ingraining into their own people that they are poor people & the whites have everything! That was 155 yrs ago … haven’t they gotten over that already? There are hispanics & other nationalities that have immigrated into the Country & became legal citizens & they are earning their keep ….. NO PROBLEM!!! We all have problems when they immigrate & want to take all the freebies that have been handed out since LBJ became President [mind you, that’s the BIG reason he became President]. It appears you do like being able to get something by earning it; you’d rather get it for nothing, right? Deep down, nobody likes/loves it when someone integrates into this Country illegally & begs & gets all the freebies & then turns around & tells the Country that this is NOT their Country. FINE!!!! You feel that way, get the h______ out of this Country & go back to where you fit in!!

        • July 31, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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          It’s not the Liberals, it’s the corrupt Republicans who are destoring not only California, but the entire USA. You see what’s going on in America and you blame liberals , look who’s in power , the GOP- you have your facts wrong- so go ahead and leave Ca, it’s better off without blind people like you who run away from the real issues and those who are bringing America down

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          • August 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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            Amen I totally agree with you Herb !

          • August 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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            I live California several reasons one it’s too crowded 2 I can’t read the sign in my own country, and 3 I am frowned upon because I do not speak another language besides English. You all talk about Republicans and Democrats. I refuse to be either because you both sell yourself very short. I am an American and I’m not for sale. Let me repeat that one more time I am an American and I’m not for sale and both parties have sold themselves and the American people. I voted for Trump for one important reason to get rid of free trade. Listen People when drowning person can’t save another, we have lost what this country is all about I believe what Kennedy said 1961 ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country. And we have let in too many people who want to take from this country and not give back they do not like us they’re only here for our benefits. If people who come to this country want to be American then why is it when they March for their little amnesty they are holding the wrong flag. And Prejudice I’ll tell you what blacks and Mexicans and every other race that come in here are just as prejudice if not more they only deal with their own people they only hang out with their own people shall I go on. No matter what race you are if you are an All-American and act like an All-American they don’t like you. They want you to be like them. They want you to eat their food speak their language dress like them I don’t want to do that I’m sorry does that make me prejudice no it doesn’t so before you guys start pointing fingers and putting each other down open your eyes and stop trying to prove a point there’s always going to be prejudiced no matter what you do it’s always going to be like that but make it fair make the playing field Fair. Stop giving a hand out and start giving a hand up I’m not going to give you fish everyday but I’ll teach you how to fish that’s what your attitude should be. If you’re not benefiting this country there should be no reason why you should be in it. It’s just like my house if you’re not paying a bill putting food on the table or cleaning it then you shouldn’t be under my roof everybody should contribute somehow someway. And yes I’m sick of liberals to. And they don’t even live around the people that they’re trying to benefit. Everybody she stopped crying and grow some balls everybody so afraid to get their feelings hurt or guess what feelings heal get over it.

          • August 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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            What the Hell are you talking about, when blacks and Mexicans come in here, Blacks and Native Americans were here before White people, you sound like you own America and anyone else who comes here are intruders – get a life Lady, we are not gong back to the 40’s 50s 60’s where the corrupt and racist white people ran America- you might as well accept it, those days are over and they are not coming back

          • August 23, 2018 at 7:24 pm
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            So correct.

          • September 3, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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            Maga

          • September 9, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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            I think you should watch Netflix Hillary’s World! This will help you understand where the dems are going!
            By the way Democrats had slaves, Republicans refused!!!!
            We lived in California for two years, owned a small apartment building. Someone threw a rock in our front window, I was walking my small dog down the street and this crazy man threatened to kill both me and my dog! ( I’m 67, not at all a threat)
            I’m a Republican, have many gay friends, no problems with blacks or Hispanics, love Trump….can’t you just see how much better off we are now than with Obama??? Open your eyes and ears…

          • September 10, 2018 at 2:06 am
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            Trump is corrup no class, Obama was a much better President, are you blind or just refuse to face facts. Trump is an idiot and over half of his supports are right wing racist. George Washington a Republican had slaves, you have no idea of what you are talking about

        • July 31, 2018 at 5:03 pm
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          Don’t blame Liberials, blame your corrupt and sex pervert President along with all of the racist GOP

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          • July 31, 2018 at 8:25 pm
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            Correction, Liberals

        • July 31, 2018 at 9:46 pm
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          What a cry baby! You sound just like that bigoted red neck in the White House!

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          • August 2, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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            Not crying, just stating facts. If Obama was being blamed for what Trump, white America would be ready to hang him. Somebody needs to cry out loud with what people are getting away with these days, so you go ahead and keep quiet dude- you don’t have a clue, so F- – -, off

        • August 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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          If you are all leaving California How do you explain the extrem housing shortage , don’t blame immigration in the State it iss down 15 % across the board , Happy trails my friend , by the way how do you explain all these out of State state vehicle around town , my best guess some appreciate California.

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          • August 23, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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            You can’t argue with those people. When they leave here they’ll start watching fox news.

          • August 30, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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            They just come to visit that is why they are out of state plates – duh. They know better than to actually live there

        • August 20, 2018 at 1:50 am
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          It’s almost as bad here in Massachusetts. I want to escape to New Hampshire.

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          • August 21, 2018 at 1:22 am
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            Why don’t the both of you just move out of the country and stop complaining

        • August 23, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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          Most illegals came here under Reagan and GHW Bush who both gave amnesty to.
          Some day, actually listen to some of those ‘nuts’. And, per capita, it is far more dangerous living in the Republican states in the south.
          Or…we might just be better off without you here.

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        • September 14, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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          Good riddance to all whiny ass middle class Republicans who cannot appreciate what the great liberals of California have done to protect this state. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out suckers.

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        • September 16, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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          Wow, you might as well post a swashtica and a confederate flag under your name
          Deborah Merhoff. Shame on you. Karma will get you back for being a terrible person

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      • September 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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        It can’t be as bad as NJ taxes

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    • August 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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      I have lived all over the US, in Austin and San Antonio, OK.City , Portland Or., Ventura CA. and Houston TX and now living in Boise Id. and while all have great points interest Boise is the best all around city my wife have lived in and we plan to stay here .

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  • June 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm
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    Abilene,Tx. Is hot in the summer ice storms in the winter with hailstorms and tornados in between

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  • June 24, 2018 at 10:50 am
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    It’s a nice town to visit but I wouldn’t retire there. Had a friend who did and after three years she was over it.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 10:57 am
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    Wilmington North Carolina. Has the beach, college town, good restaurants, housing prices are not outrageous, good stores for shopping . Plenty of activities eg, fishing , golf , boating , pickle ball, Mahjong and more. The town has an historical side and a new fine arts facility.

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    • July 25, 2018 at 11:44 am
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      I agree with you! I was in Wilmington the first week of July 2018 and enjoyed every place my friends and I have visited. Love the North Carilina Museum of Art the most and the resto… Great place to visit and perhaps to retire:)! Thanks for sharing your Wilmington experience.

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    • July 25, 2018 at 5:55 pm
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      This state is for Trumpsters who are full of hate.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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    An incomplete picture without a cost of living index for people on a fixed income.
    So easy to incorporate from other sources and could be just one number too.

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    • July 16, 2018 at 7:44 pm
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      Where are you talking about I just might be interested

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    • July 25, 2018 at 11:45 am
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      Meant: Carolina…

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  • June 28, 2018 at 4:19 am
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    Palm Springs…..seriously? We live just east of Palm Springs and can’t wait to get out of the area. I was born and raised in California and so sad to see how it’s gone down hill. Way over priced and everything is expensive. You have to be rolling in dough to live here. Plus the summer heat is horrible. Summer meaning over well 100 degrees June through September. And no,dry heat is not more tolerable once the temp is near or over 100. Palm Springs must have paid to get on this list.

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  • June 29, 2018 at 12:43 am
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    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog.

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  • July 2, 2018 at 10:01 am
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    I’m not intending to retire to the USA as I have already retired to Norfolk in England, but it makes for an interesting ‘what if?’. 🙂
    Thanks for following my blog, which is appreciated.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  • July 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm
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    Prescott does not have normal food supply. No haibut, no Veal, no fresh vegetables, no felit. Most of the restaurants have a very limited variety of food. Chicken is often missing from the meat counter and chicken breasts are almost never available. A train track runs next to Prescott but there is no train station. The airport is small and friendly but there is no commercial flight.
    It freezes almost every night for 5 months and 5 months it is 95 to 106 degrees, The rest of the time the wind blows. No one here is excited about being alive. Most people are missing teeth and the dentists here have an incredible inability to make a decent tooth. Doctors are stupid here, and it takes 6 to 8 months to see one. I am sorry I left Malibu even thou it was taken over by illegals.

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  • July 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm
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    Venice is primed for water loving retirement. White sand beaches and shark tooth diving, fresh water and salt water.

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  • July 5, 2018 at 12:26 pm
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    Saint Augustine is a great town by the Atlantic Ocean. However we have been getting so many rave reviews by newspapers and magazines that so many people have moved here that it is getting crowed.

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  • July 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm
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    Prescott is nice…..spent some time there when visiting my daughters…..thought about retiring there….lovely, cool mornings -out & about before noon to beat the heat……enjoy air conditioned comfort in afternoon…..out & about in cool evening…..lots to do…..dry, ‘dusty’, not much pollen

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  • July 9, 2018 at 11:50 am
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    Georgetown Texas is a well kept secret. Beautiful town square that has something happening all the time Awesome library That just won national award Yes the summers are hot It is Texas after all but the weather reward is the mild winters. The only thing I miss about New England is the fall. But springtime innGeorgetown is awesome

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    • August 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm
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      You are so spot on. Let’s keep it a secret!

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  • July 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    Asheville, NC looks like a keeper as well. Just visited for a week and not ready to retire but I see why a major magazine voted it #1 place to retire. Temperate weather, great food scene, good healthcare, the Biltmore and incredible natural beauty in every direction.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 5:39 am
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    Smaller towns seem natural for retirement, if well managed. Surprised to see some of the slightly bigger towns like Salt Lake City and Austin in the list. But I guess only academic for me since I live on the other side of the world. 🙂

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  • August 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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    Having lived all over the country and the world I chose Beaufort, SC as a place to retire. Beaufort county is the most diverse county in the State and that is part of what makes it so special. It’s racial makeup is: White-68%, Black-19% (including many Gullah descendants of slaves), Latino-11%. The area has a rich history with the city of Beaufort (establish 1711) being the county seat. Charlesfort (France-1562) and Santa Elena (Spain-1566), at the east end of what is now Parris Island (where they make Marines) were established before Jamestown. During the Civil War the Union Army used Beaufort as a Medical Center and Sherman made his final push north from Savannah and Beaufort.

    Beaufort today has built on its history to provide a modern environment in an antebellum with a small town atmosphere. Located on the Intercoastal Waterway, it provides easy access to the calm Lowcountry rivers as well as the ocean. A short distance away are the planned oceanfront developments of Fripp Island and Hilton Head Island and the wonderful Hunting Island State Park. This is a very friendly and welcoming town and a great place to live.

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  • August 13, 2018 at 9:55 pm
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    Please don’t come to Venice , population and traffic is intense , we now have a bad influx of red tide which if the people in office would do something it might have a chance of being fixed. Our tourism will fail without the red tide being addressed. Property taxes are not the greatest and it is very hot and humid here. It is basically four variations of summer. Yes there is building going on here but not sure the infrastructure can withstand it. Venice used to be a great place to live.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 12:23 am
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    I am looking for a diverse and politically moderate place to retire. I have grown very tired of all of the hatred out there.
    I cannot handle the humidity so that leaves out much of the country.
    And of course it has to affordable.

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    • September 9, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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      We live in Washington County, outside of St George, Utah. Close to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Snow Canyon and lots of golf!
      It’s very affordable as houses start in the $200,000’s ..lots of building going on and a very strong economy.
      Our summers are hot but the winters are wonderful, we moved here from Vail,CO where winters are very long.
      We see people moving here from all over the United States, anyway you should check it out!

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      • September 9, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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        Thank you! I have wanted to visit Bryce and Zion.
        I had a friend who moved to Orem/Provo so have been there several times — years ago.

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  • August 16, 2018 at 9:47 pm
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    Stop telling people about Venice, FL delighted we moved here about 4 years ago. Plenty to do and yes the summers are hot but gulf beaches are nearby and most people have a pool or access to one. Sshhhhh

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  • August 17, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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    I get a kick out of you liberals you say Republicans are intolerable but you are the ones who are intolerable. For the Hollywood elite they claim to be so tolerant and want open borders but live in Gated communities with armed guards to keep people out. But they say they want open borders but live behind walls they have constructed. They need to look in the mirror and see that they are the epitome of hypocrisy.

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    • August 18, 2018 at 1:44 am
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      99 percent of the people who live in the Hamptons are republican, there are gated communities all over the place, so what are you saying.
      America is in crisis with an illigitimate President with a republican majority of men and women with no spine or backbone to call that idiot who is suppose to be our leader on the reckless things that he is doing to push this country backwards
      Did you see your leader punk out in front of the world when he stoop besides Pudin.
      These are your spineless Republicans. I don’t think you have room to talk about liberals.

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    • August 18, 2018 at 2:02 am
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      What gets me is, you Republicans continue to support this idiot, what the hell has happen to American People ??

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    • September 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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      Herb, I’ve read all of your rants and you sound like a real winner, (loser)
      When things don’t go your way you show your true colors, ( loser) don’t need to say anymore. Have a nice day

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  • August 18, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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    Really! Does EVERYTHING have to be political? The article is talking about best places to retire.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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    Everything became political when the liberal Dems did not get their way. Instead of accepting defeat respectfully & looks towards making changes at the next election, they have gone on the warpath & attack almost every comment that does not agree with them. You did not see this much nasty rhetoric when Obama was in office. Again Democrats only show tolerance & respect when the views fall in line with their own. That is why you see more & more Republicans getting nasty – trying to beat the Dems at their own game. It is a no win situation for either side until there is respect t for different opinions.

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