Study Finds the Best Place to Retire in New Jersey
There’s a new study from US News that lists the top places to retire in America. You would think that most of these places, or at least the top locations on the list would be warm or somewhat tropical. Think again.
In fact, the closest city to warm in the article, Daytona Beach, Florida, landed at number eight on the list. It mentions fishing, racing, and golf, plus “museums, theaters, performing arts centers, antique markets, restaurants, malls, and colleges that combine to make it one of Florida’s most well-rounded metro areas.”
The Best of New Jersey
The best New Jersey did was a number twenty rank with Trenton. Trenton, New Jersey is listed as the twentieth best place to retire. It cites that it “has a variety of modern attractions and entertainment, and its proximity to the Delaware River means locals can participate in aquatic sports and enjoy an assortment of wildlife.” It also mentions the city’s close proximity to New York and Philadelphia.
Philly landed thirteenth because, among other things, its “eclectic mix of modern lifestyles,” and its history, culture, art, music, museums, and galleries.
Here’s another interesting discovery about Pennsylvania. It also has seven of the top ten places listed including all of the top five in the top places to retire. Pennsylvania dominated with, counting down from number five, Allentown, PA, Scranton, PA, at four, three Lancaster, PA, Reading, PA, in at two, and Harrisburg landing at number one on the entire list. Why? Many reasons include its close proximity to Amish country, and hiking the Appalachian trail. Another advantage is that it “has a more affordable housing market and a lower cost of living than many of the East Coast’s larger metro areas.”
New York Fares Well
New York almost hit the top five with a number six rank. They cite “some of the nation’s tallest buildings and historic landmarks.” It also mentions how the city is a leader in trade and culture.
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