Retiring should be one of the most relaxing times of your life, so you want to make sure you are living in a place that has everything you desire. Your second home should be somewhere serene and beautiful, however, you don’t want to be stuck somewhere that is too far away from all of your daily necessities, so it’s good to do a bit of research before you start looking.
Luckily, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list to show you a few excellent choices for places in North America that would be worth considering for your retirement homes. Continue reading to discover idyllic settings for your second home!
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
One of the most beautiful cities in the country is located right on Vancouver Island, and is becoming a sought after location for those looking for an oceanside retirement home. Victoria is drawing in retirees for many different reasons, including the high number of doctors, incredible recreational opportunities, and low property taxes.
The seaside town has a population of roughly 330,000 residents, and offers a mild climate with very little snow when compared to the nearby mountains. If you are looking to retire in one of Canada’s most beautiful places, Victoria is the perfect location.
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
While we’re on the topic of natural beauties in Canada, let’s talk about retiring in Niagara-On-The-Lake. The location is perfect for those that enjoy crossing the border for shopping, being near some great entertainment, and of course, being set close to one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The quaint town is located among many world renowned wineries, over 30 different golf courses, and boasts a reputation for being one of the best places for live entertainment in the region. Niagara Falls, while close by, won’t disrupt the peace and enjoyment so many rave about while staying in Niagara-On-The-Lake.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Many people choose where they are retiring based on what kinds of things there are to do, and Winnipeg is a popular place to consider for anyone that has an interest in the arts. Winnipeg is one of the largest cities on the list (about 740,000 residents), so it always has great concerts and excellent new food; plus, it has an extensive public transit system, so you can easily get anywhere you want to go in the city. The city is full of amazing galleries, museums, and live entertainment; plus, they are also home to the Winnipeg Jets, so you have plenty of different entertainment options at your fingertips.
Nova Scotia, Canada
Enjoy the crisp cool air that’s coming off of the nearby sea while you munch on amazing seafood and enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see by retiring in the delightful province of Nova Scotia.
The province is well known for its incredible location and all of the amazing things that come with living right on the coastline, and this has drawn in plenty of Canadian retirees who are looking for a relaxing place to retire. Nova Scotia is a small province that has a low cost of living and plenty of amazing coastal homes that offer incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bethany Beach, Delaware, USA
If you want to retire somewhere with great weather, then you should consider looking into some of the amazing coastal cities in America. Bethany Beach has started to become a huge hit for those who want to enjoy the beautiful sunshine, and Delaware is a tax-free state, so you can get a bit more for your money when it comes to finding a home you like.
Most of the homes in this area provide excellent views of the nearby water, and you have instant access to some of the best beaches in the state. The home prices in Bethany Beach are much lower than many other coastal cities, so it’s a great place to consider if you are looking to find a beautiful home with a great view at a fantastic price.
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
There are some cities that have done an excellent job of building and marketing themselves as retirees’ destinations, and Tampa is at the top of that list. Tampa Bay has become popular with many residents from up north based on the amazing weather, an abundance of fun activities, and incredible retirement communities that cater to the needs of senior living.
The city is full of different housing options for different lifestyles, so you are guaranteed to find a home that suits the needs of your family. This is one of the top places in the country to go for newly retired folks, and it’s a golfer’s paradise, so it’s a good idea to keep this one on your list if you are looking for a great location to retire.
There are so many amazing places all over North America for you to consider for your retirement years. Whether you are looking to spend some time in the great outdoors, enjoy some great entertainment or relax on the beach, you can find a place that has everything you need if you do a bit of research into the best towns to retire. Have a look at the homes in these cities today to see which one is the perfect fit for you!
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