"Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome."
-- George Washington, Farewell address, Philadelphia, 1796
Saving for retirement is a top cause of money-related stress, according to a recent Schwab Retirement Plan Services survey. Entering and living in retirement can be stressful, too -- in part because many people relocate during that time. Where do they go? Well, many move to be closer to family, while others simply seek a location more suited to their retirement lifestyle. Here's a look at the most popular retirement destinations for seniors. The towns were chosen by the folks at Money magazine, who cross referenced a list of locations that had the highest percentages of older residents with their database of "The Best Places to Live," which is based on factors such as affordable homes, a strong economy, low taxes, good healthcare access, and so on. The result is a list of places that have favorable conditions for retirement along with a lot of retirees who already live there.
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