Last time, we listed the top five best states in which to retire. Well, there are more. Here are five other states that are also stellar to call home after retirement.
- Nebraska: While you may think of cornfields when you think of Nebraska, this state is known for so much more. This Midwest state is home to downtown Omaha, where you can stroll along Old Market filled with plenty of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Then, in nearby Lincoln, you have the historic downtown area dubbed Haymarket. With a low cost of living as well as low rate of crime, Nebraska earns top spots on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index in the social category.
- Arizona: If you like the warm weather but hate the humidity of Florida, Arizona is a great choice. The desert climate is arid and scores top points for pleasant weather all year long. In fact, the sun shines in Yuma 90 percent of the year, according to Bankrate. Perhaps the sun is responsible for the fact that many people here are happy – Arizona rates in the top 10 for overall wellness in the Gallup-Healthways Index. Residents here have a low tax burden: 8.8% vs. the national average of 9.9%.
- Iowa: This state boasts excellent health care, with strong scores according to the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality when it comes to affordability, people-centered care, effective treatment, hospice care and nursing homes. There’s also a low crime rate with an affordable cost of living. There happens to be lots to do in Iowa, too. Des Moines has an active downtown with comedy shows, painting classes, restaurants, boutiques, and food and music festivals.
- Idaho: Blessed with amazing mountain views, hiking, and whitewater rafting, Idaho is a great state in which to retire. It boasts a low crime rate and cost of living, with median home values well under the national average. Visit one of the many national treasures here, including mountain ranges, lakes, national forests, canyons and of course Snake River.
- Montana: Prairies…mountains…you name it, Montana’s got it. It’s home to the tallest point in the whole state: Granite Peak. You’ll also love to view the sweeping majesty of the Northern Montana Prairies. The weather is temperate, and residents report being happier than those in other states. The sense of community here measures very high as well. The tax burden is reasonable and the cost of living is below the national average. There is no sales tax here.
So there you have it: another five great states in which to live out your Golden Years. Once you get settled in your new home, it’s important to enlist the help of a stock fraud attorneyif you’re living off the interest of your stock portfolio. Remember: stock fraud is alive and well all over the country when it comes to scams against senior citizens.