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U.S. News & World Report on the best Retirement Metro Areas

In a recent issue, the U.S. News and World Reports ranked 150 US Cities for livability in retirement. 11 Florida Cities were in the Top 20 Places to Retire to in the USA. I am happy to say Orlando and Lakeland were among the top. The study was based on how well each city met Americans’ expectations for retirement, with measures including affordability, health care and overall happiness.

The report states “The peninsula nailed down 11 of the top 18 spots even though Florida isn’t as cheap as it used to be.” Having said that, our area is still affordable with a high quality of life and low tax rates since there is no state income tax.

Floridians did not need to read about how good life is in Florida, but it is nice to see it confirmed in print; Florida is a good, healthy and a happy place to live.

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