The 7 most popular retirement destinations for seniors


"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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