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Best Places to Retire To

By Guest
August 10th, 2010 - 4:21 PM

As a guest blogger for U-Pack, transportation expert Derek Green shares some inside info on some of the best places to retire. 

Best Places to Retire To

If after many years of hard work, you have finally decided to hang your hat and retire, it's a good time to make a list of places you would like to travel, relatives you would like to visit, or maybe a few places you would like to retire to.

Let's take a look at a few of the cities that people consider the best places to retire to:

Port Charlotte, FL
With a population of around 48,000 and approximately 44% being over the age of 50, this coastal city has a variety of amenities available.  Because of the toll the economy has played on the housing market, the prices for homes in this area are listed as being down by 63%.  If you enjoy boating, hiking, or just simply having fun, this might be a great place for you to retire!

Traverse City, MI
Although the housing prices are only down by about 20%, this small town features one of the top hospitals in the country - Munson Medical Center.  You can also spend some relaxing time at the beach!  You read that correctly, there is a beach in Michigan!  This region has a total of almost 180 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and crystal clear lakes.  Hang on to that surfboard; you can use it as a sled during the winter!

Pinehurst, NC
If you are a golf enthusiast, grab your golf bag because this is the place for you!  With a population of around 12,000 and approximately 57% residents being over the age of 50, this small town is home to one of the country's oldest and most luxurious golf courses.  All residents are eligible for a membership and at the least, guaranteed relaxation!  Beautiful weather and unlimited golf, no complaining here!

Surprise, AZ
Take me out to the ballgame!  Both the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers baseball teams host spring training at Surprise Stadium.  Located just a few miles outside of Phoenix, AZ, this city is the home to almost 100,000 people.  One of the greatest luxuries is the cost of living; housing prices are down almost 50%.  Of the total population, nearly 20% live in the retirement community of Sun City Grand.  This is definitely a great place to retire if you love sports!

These are just a few of the many great places to retire in the United States.  ABF U-Pack offers moving services to all of these locations within as little as 2-5 business days.  You can trust U-Pack's expertise in the moving industry to ensure the highest quality relocation is provided while you enjoy the relaxation of retirement.  Call us today for a free moving quote and let us help move you to your best place to retire.