It is not Arizona or Florida, with acres of planned communities and golf courses, but an increasing number of active baby boomers are settling in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Why? What are the attractions for these soon-to-be retirees?
This weekend I enjoyed some time down the Shore. Not the Snooki or Situation Shore, but the real Jersey Shore. Yup in New Jersey that’s what we call going to a beach at the ocean. With three young boys, my wife and I enoyed a long weekend at my parents home in Wildwood Crest which is near Cape May, the most southern point of the state. While my mom and dad are enjoying their grandchildren, I got caught up on relaxing and some reading. I grabbed USA Today the other morning and saw that AARP came out with a list of their most affordable places to retire.
It’s no surprise that college towns are attracting retirees more and more. According to a recent CNNMoney.com article on Yahoo!, hundreds of schools (such as Duke University) welcome retirees back, providing access to university facilities, discounts at campus events, and the chance to take classes with fellow retirees.
Every gray cloud has a silver lining – and for retirees, the recession transformed a number of popular retirement destinations into home buying bargains. U.S. News and World Report recently reported on 10 Cities for Retirement Property Steals, based on price-to-income data for 384 metropolitan statistical areas from Moody’s Analytics. The winners are: 1. Bend, [...]