Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best Retirement Destinations has ranked the attractiveness of 157 retirement destinations.  Criteria for rating these destinations included: 
  • the percentage of residents age 65 or older
  • the median age of residents
  • the number of seniors born out of state
  • the percentage of seniors who moved to this area in the last 12 months
This data was taken from the 2009 American Community survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The top three retirement destinations were: Bradenton-Sarasota; Prescott, Arizona; and Lake Havasu City, Ariz.  Other Florida areas on the list included: Cape Coral-Fort Myers (4th), Naples (5th), Palm Bay Melbourne (6th), Homosassa Springs (7th), Ocala (8th), Punta Gorda (9th), Port St. Lucie (10th), and Tampa (11th).  The full list can be found here.

Here are some statistics about the Bradenton-Sarasota area:

  • the median age is 48.1
  • 27% of residents are are 65 or older
  • 95% of the seniors in this region moved here from out of state
For more information, you can read the entire article here.

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