7 Retirement Friendly Cities

Sep 21, 2016

Do you want to retire where you live? Or do you want to make retirement an adventure, settling somewhere that will be easy on your wallet, amenable to your lifestyle, and close to good health care facilities? If you’re open to moving following your long-awaited departure from the workforce, here are seven cities that should be on your radar.


Boise, ID

Affordable living, safety, and a high quality of life earn Boise a spot on this list. No matter whether you prefer to spend time playing in the great outdoors or checking out at art museums and enjoying first-rate meals in restaurants, Boise has something for you. If you plan to retire in Boise year-round, however, you’ve got to be able to put up with four seasons.

Chattanooga, TN

With a cost of living for retirees six percent below the national average and 15% more residents over the age of 65 than in most cities, Chattanooga’s numbers are inviting. Look beyond them to Tennessee’s tax-friendly rating, lower-than-average health care costs, and the city’s vibrant arts and festival scene, and Chattanooga has a lot to offer.

Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction’s cost of living and percentage of over the age of 65 residents are virtually equal to those of Chattanooga. It also has a low tax rate, a wealth of sun, a dry climate, and plenty of beautiful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Prescott, AZ

The absence of state income, inheritance tax and tax-exempt Social Security benefits make Arizona an attractive retirement destination from a financial perspective. The dry air and nearly constant sunshine is another draw. Prescott’s picturesque forests and seasonal climate make the transition for many retirees from elsewhere to the southwest desert easier than cities at lower elevations like Phoenix and Tucson.

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is not as tax-friendly as Prescott, but the two have similar climates and offer several of the same advantages as one another. Salt Lake City’s larger size means it has a wider swathe of cultural opportunities like traveling Broadway shows and a more convenient major airport.

Scottsdale, AZ

If everything about Prescott appeals to you but you can’t stand the thought of enduring another winter with snow, Scottsdale is your safest bet on this list. As a suburb of the sixth largest city in the country, Scottsdale offers excellent dining, cultural opportunities, and a major airport that will make visiting your children and grandchildren and having them visit you affordable and convenient.

Topeka, KS

A low cost of living and affordable median home cost makes Topeka a place you can retire comfortably in even if you haven’t saved as much as you wished for retirement. Health care, particularly specialized care for older adults, is excellent. The climate is mild. And Topeka has all the cultural and retail amenities one would expect from a city of its size.


Where you decide to spend your retired years can have a major impact on how far you can stretch your retirement savings. Research your options and ask around before making a decision. If you’re in the process of planning for your retirement and are looking for financial products you can count on, connect with an independent broker who can give you personalized service. For independent brokers, with resources that will help you beef up what you have to sell, call Brokers Alliance at (800) 290-7226.

US Map.jpg





Category: Retirement

Category List


Tag List

analysis (1)
Death Benefit (2)
sales kit (2)
virtual sales (3)
Webinar (4)
Investments (2)
rates (1)
myAdvisorCloud (4)
Baby Boomers (1)
Additional Earning (1)
Facebook (2)
Long-Term Care Awareness Month (1)
Sales (25)
life insurance awareness (1)
permanent life insurance (4)
underwriting (1)
Retirement (13)
Market (1)
case studies (3)
industry trends (1)
illness (1)
Generation Y (1)
tools (2)
business owner solutions (1)
digital tools (1)
Universal Life Insurance (4)
2019 (1)
Charity (2)
Social Optimization (3)
Market Exposure (1)
selling (1)
Life Insurance Brokers (6)
premium deposit account (1)
Hybrid Products (1)
private pension funding (1)
Looking Forward, Giving Back (1)
Fixed Indexed Annuities (2)
Life Insurance Awareness Month (6)
march madness (1)
Life Insurance Broker (15)
MAC (4)
final expense (1)
Annuity (3)
Retirement Investment (3)
Life Insurance (96)
non-med (3)
Pitch (1)
Retirement Strategy (4)
presentations (3)
Featured MAC App (2)
Benefits (1)
Marketing (14)
Annuity Concepts (13)
Leaderboard (1)
MAC App Feature (1)
Advice (1)
Training Event (1)
Tax Benefits (2)
living benefits (8)
guaranteed universal life (1)
life concepts (1)
products (5)
Millennials (6)
Charitable Giving (3)
Insurance (21)
Product Updates (1)
funeral (1)
life 101 (2)
life happens (1)
quoting (1)
CSO (1)
Life Insurance Evaluation (8)
key person (1)
savings (1)
term life (10)
MYGA (10)
Video On-Demand (2)
Income Planning Academy (1)
PBR (1)
Beneficiary (2)
Roth (1)
Breast Cancer Research (1)
PIA (2)
earning opportunities (1)
Asset-Based LTC (1)
estate planning (2)
Fixed Annuities (9)
online resources (1)
life insurance quotes (1)
review (2)
term (6)
Indexed Annuity (3)
Quotes (1)
training (9)
sales presentations (2)
Clients (2)
Mobile App (1)
Sales Concepts (18)
E-App (1)
Donation (1)
business (1)
injury (1)
Annuity Update Show (11)
Economy (1)
Life Insurance Check Up (7)
Alternative Investments (2)
agent resources (1)
Required Minimum Distribution (1)
Prospecting (6)
Content Building (2)
Brand Values (1)
Media (2)
Financial Planning (20)
Social Media (8)
gul (4)
resources (2)
Health Care (2)
business solutions (4)
Compliance (1)
IRA (1)
advanced markets (1)
end of year (1)
PPC (2)
social security (2)
Financial Legacy (6)
Income (1)
LifeBrain (1)
Life Insurance Trends (21)
guarantee (1)
Legacy Planning (1)
BlackRock (1)
Legacy (1)
business planning (6)
advanced planning (2)
consumer marketing (8)
RMD (1)
Life Quotes (4)
Gift (1)
Protection (2)
Best Rates (1)
DOL (2)
leads (6)
Alternatives (5)
Tips (4)
Production (1)
Annuities (36)
Healthy Living (1)
trends (1)
Retirement Planning (24)
Life Insurance Update Show (9)
Retirement ACE (1)
Waste Management Open (1)
FIA (1)
Cash Value (1)
Brokers Alliance (8)
Interest Rates (1)
IUL (15)
Variable Annuities (1)
Long Term Care (5)
Index Universal Life (1)
buy sell agreement (1)
business owners (4)
Immediate Fixed Annuities (1)
Illustrations (1)
Premium Finance (5)
indexed universal life (2)
Brokers Alliance Open (1)
Star Wars (1)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (5)
Brokers (2)
Inflation (1)
hiring (6)
Quoting Tools (1)
Financial (4)
networking (1)
Executive Bonus Arrangement (1)
Gender Gap (1)
Deferred Fixed Annuities (2)

Tag Cloud

Hybrid ProductsMarket Exposureconsumer marketingLifeBrainBrokers Alliance OpenUniversal Life InsuranceSalesFinancialproductsBlackRockGiftHealthy LivingLife Insurance Update ShowRetirement ACEPitchAsset-Based LTCSocial Optimizationestate planningGender Gapliving benefitsMillennialsIRAmarch madnessBest RatesGeneration YIllustrationsSocial MediaBreast Cancer ResearchVariable Annuitiessales presentationsBaby BoomersBrokersMediainjurytoolsLeaderboardTraining Eventpremium deposit accounttrendsnon-medterm lifeRetirement InvestmentRothIncome Planning AcademyCharitable GivingAnnuitybusiness owner solutionsRequired Minimum DistributionBrokers AllianceBrand ValuesTax BenefitssavingsAdditional EarningProductionInflationfinal expenseindustry trendsfuneralLife Insurance TrendsIndexed AnnuityguaranteeMAC App FeaturePIALegacy PlanningPBRindexed universal lifeClientsresourcesPPCadvanced planningbuy sell agreementgulE-AppProduct UpdatesImmediate Fixed AnnuitiesComplianceanalysisCash ValueIULFixed Indexed AnnuitiesContent Buildingend of yeartermFIALong-Term Care Awareness Monthunderwritingonline resourcesbusiness planningleadsillness2019Video On-DemandRetirement StrategyIncomeFinancial LegacyRetirement PlanningAnnuitiesAnnuity Update ShowDeferred Fixed AnnuitiesWaste Management Openlife conceptssellingLife Insurance Awareness MonthLooking Forward, Giving BacktrainingQuoting ToolsStar Warsdigital toolsAlternative InvestmentsCharitypresentationsPremium FinanceEconomyFacebookFeatured MAC AppLife Insurance BrokershiringratesInsurancecase studiesIndex Universal LifeRMDDOLmyAdvisorCloudbusiness solutionsFixed Annuitiesbusinessvirtual saleslife 101LegacyAdviceBeneficiaryMACbusiness ownersQuoteslife insurance awarenesspermanent life insurancelife insurance quotesInterest RatesAlternativesRetirementprivate pension fundingInvestmentsHealth CarereviewFinancial PlanningProspectingkey personLife Insurance BrokerLife Insurance Check Upagent resourcesBreast Cancer Awareness Monthsocial securityDeath BenefitLife Insuranceearning opportunitiessales kitLife QuotesLife Insurance EvaluationMarketinglife happensnetworkingTipsProtectionBenefitsMobile AppCSOMYGAquotingSales ConceptsExecutive Bonus ArrangementMarketWebinarDonationLong Term Careguaranteed universal lifeadvanced marketsAnnuity Concepts


Archive