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Best places to retire on the East Coast

  • #10. Timber Pines, FL

    - Population: 5,207 (12% age 55-64 and 81% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $45,938
    - Housing: $137,200 median household value and $934 median rent

    Established in 1982, Timber Pines is a private community for people who desire “Country Club Living for Active Adults.” A great value for this style of community, Timber Pines offers golf, tennis, nature walks, and over 100 clubs, classes, and organizations.
     

     

     

  • #9. Lake Success, NY

    - Population: 3,112 (12% age 55-64 and 31% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $167,083
    - Housing: $1,156,900 median household value and $3,501 median rent

    The name Lake Success is brimming with positivity. A village town in Great Neck, it is also a hub for the medical field.
     

     

     

  • #8. South Palm Beach, FL

    - Population: 1,400 (13% age 55-64 and 58% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $56,250
    - Housing: $238,700 median household value and $1,672 median rent

    Located on the same barrier island as Manalapan, South Palm Beach is only five-eighths of a mile long. For those who love great weather and pristine beaches, this tiny slice of paradise is a great spot to consider.
     

     

     

  • #7. Cypress Lake, FL

    - Population: 12,505 (17% age 55-64 and 44% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $45,955
    - Housing: $137,200 median household value and $1,084 median rent

    Cypress Lake is located in the Fort Myers area of Florida; it's a great spot for those who enjoy nature and beaches. Safe, quiet, and peaceful are often used to describe the neighborhoods in Cypress Lake. Nearby are trails, parks, wineries, and golf courses.
     

     

     

  • #6. Whiskey Creek, FL

    - Population: 4,979 (17% age 55-64 and 34% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $75,407
    - Housing: $222,700 median household value and $1,090 median rent

    Whiskey Creek, in South Fort Myers, is a deed-restricted community. Lush landscapes and lakes grace the neighborhood, which is home to golf, entertainment, retail shops, and restaurants. For outdoor enthusiasts, the boating and nature walks can't be beat.
     

     

     

  • #5. Ridge Wood Heights, FL

    - Population: 3,878 (17% age 55-64 and 22% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $52,202
    - Housing: $160,900 median household value and $942 median rent

    Ridge Wood Heights is located in Sarasota, an award-winning town that's attracting more and more retirees. Along with mild weather, the area has beaches, cultural offerings, no state income taxes, and low property taxes.
     

     

     

  • #4. North River Shores, FL

    - Population: 3,405 (18% age 55-64 and 27% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $46,206
    - Housing: $184,300 median household value and $1,124 median rent

    The small town of North River Shores boasts great weather and amazing value. In Martin County, it's a great place for outdoor enthusiasts and is a desirable place to retire for its year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, and a variety of community events.
     

     

     

  • #3. Hillsboro Beach, FL

    - Population: 1,465 (21% age 55-64 and 57% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $71,833
    - Housing: $376,300 median household value and $1,784 median rent

    Hillsboro Beach, located on a peninsula between the Intracoastal Waterway, is just 3 miles long and 900 feet wide. The mainly residential town (with just one hotel) is a paradise for beach-lovers who delight in sea turtle sightings and lighthouses.

  • #2. South Sarasota, FL

    - Population: 5,265 (17% age 55-64 and 31% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $70,179
    - Housing: $360,700 median household value and $996 median rent

    Sarasota has been gaining popularity as a haven for retirees over the past few years. Along with glorious weather, fabulous beaches, and golf galore, it has a rich cultural community thanks to the philanthropy of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Add no state income taxes and low property taxes to the list, and you can see why so many people retire here.

  • #1. Pelican Bay, FL

    - Population: 5,876 (12% age 55-64 and 83% age 65+)
    - Median household income: $127,361
    - Housing: $852,300 median household value and $1,595 median rent

    Pelican Bay, a luxury community in Naples, is the ultimate spot to retire. Surrounded by 88 parks and leisure areas, its peerless amenities include an electric-powered tram system and exclusive access to lifestyle activities including golf, tennis, sailing, and fine arts.
     

     

     

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