The location really depends on the lifestyle that you are looking for and what type of things you like to do. It also depends on your price range. What does affordable mean to you.
Southwest Florida is a wonderful place to retire. Did you know that Port Charlotte, FL was named #1 Best Place to Retire by CNNMoney.com in 2009? It has sunny days, balmy nights, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. There are an abundance of activities to be involved in such as golfing, tennis, jogging, walking, bird watching, gardening, swimming, shelling on the beaches, fishing, boating, sailing, and shopping.
There are 55+ communities, waterfront communities, manufactured home communities, golf and tennis communities - plenty of choices for any lifestyle at affordable prices. We also have many senior living facilities and health care facilities. The town offers arts festivals, historical downtown Punta Gorda, parks, recreational and educational activities, and natural beauty.
Prices for homes have declined drastically in this area since 2006, making this an affordable, desirable location to retire. Florida is also one of the few states with no income tax. If you live here year round you can apply for a homestead exemption. And don't forget one of the best parts of Florida, making friends. Most people come from somewhere north. It is easy to make new friends and as you retire you have plenty of time for some fun in the sun. Feel free to kick back and relax as you get to know your neighbors. Thinking of retiring in Southwest Florida? Contact me today at email@example.com.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL