A New Place To Live In Retirement

Looking for a new place to live in retirement? Thinking about moving somewhere now that will work for you in retirement? Deciding where to go can be difficult. Get help by taking an online quiz at Find Your Spot or Best Places.

Find Your Spot asks you about many things related to moving. It asks about your choices for housing costs, airport access and leisure activities.  The quiz takes about 10 minutes.  Once you’re done, you’ll be given a list of locations to check out.

Couples often have very different ideas about where they want to live in retirement. Typically each person thinks the other one has the same needs as they do. It’s a good idea to have a talk before you get too far along in making decisions. First, complete the quiz alone.  Then compare your results and talk about the differences.

Try taking the quiz together. Discuss the choices for each question and select answers based on advice from each of you. The result should show places with mutual appeal.

This quiz was very helpful for my family when we recently considered a move.

Important criteria included: a college town, college sports teams and  cultural activities.. We found living in a four seasons climate, proximity to an airport, low crime area, and medium-sized community were also important.   It was a real surprise to find out that college towns were a mutual choice.  In addition, it surprised us that living in a place that had four seasons rated high.

If you want more information about locations with details about cost of living, the economy, housing prices, etc., visit Best Places. You can also take a quiz on this website and it will show you recommended options. Best Places offers the ability to make side-by-side comparisons between two locations.  It looks at more measurable criteria like crime statistics, educational levels and population demographics.

Between these two websites, you’ll see the variety of factors that come into play when finding a place to live. It’s helpful to check out all the  factors.  Perhaps you’ll find places that you’ve never thought about before.

Considering a move prior to retirement requires a lot of thought.  It also takes planning and conversation. Use these online resources to help get you started on your location research.


While many people find themselves afraid to retire, few understand the benefits of retirement coaching to help plan a smooth transition. The Retirement Style team is ready to help answer any questions about the retirement coaching process and help you plan for your retirement success.

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