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DeSoto County Named One of the Best Places to Retire

04.26.2017


Chris Wilson
Apr 11, 2017

For millions of Americans, retirement doesn't just involve more time to fix up the house. It involves swapping out the house itself for one in a warmer climate.

A TIME analysis of four years of Census records found that, among the 3.3 million people age 50 and over who were no longer in the work force and choose to move between states, their destinations were overwhelmingly clustered in just a few places: Florida, Arizona and the coast of South Carolina.

Click here for more articles from Time Inc.’s Looking Forward series.

Of the top locations, number one is Sumter County, Fla., which is home to the infamous retirement community The Villages and has the highest median age of any county in Florida. Lake Havasu City, Ariz. is a close second, following by Hilton Head Island, S.C.

A handful of other states have smaller clusters of retirees. Many, for example, choose to spend their golden years in or around Las Vegas.

 

TOP 25 LOCATIONS

STATE

1

Sumter (North) & Lake (North) Counties

FL

2

Mohave & La Paz Counties--Lake Havasu City

AZ

3

Beaufort & Jasper Counties--Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Towns & Beaufort City

SC

4

Charlotte County

FL

5

Yavapai County

AZ

6

Lee County (South & West)--Barrier Islands Region

FL

7

Lee County (Northwest)--Cape Coral City

FL

8

Maricopa County--El Mirage City & Sun City

AZ

9

Sarasota County (Central & Gulf Coast)

FL

10

Volusia County--Port Orange, Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach (East) & Oak Hill Cities

FL

11

Maricopa County--Mesa City (East)

AZ

12

Brevard County (Northwest)--Titusville, Rockledge & Cocoa Cities

FL

13

Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East)

SC

14

Sarasota County (East)

FL

15

Marion County (South Central)

FL

16

Lee County (Southeast)--Bonita Springs City & Estero (East)

FL

17

Brunswick County

NC

18

Carson City, Lyon, Douglas & Storey Counties

NV

19

Yuma County--Yuma City

AZ

20

Southwest Heartland--Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto & Hardee Counties

FL

21

Pinal County (North)--Apache Junction City

AZ

22

Sussex County

NJ

23

Sussex County

DE

24

Kootenai County (Northwest)--Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Hayden Cities

ID

25

Clark County (Central)--Henderson City (West)

NV

Source: http://time.com/4734442/retirement-popular-place-map/?iid=sr-link1 

 

 

 

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