Retirement represents a period of change. For most people, that means less income, but more time to do what they choose. One logical response to both: move to a place with lower costs and attractive lifestyle features--such as good weather, rich cultural and educational offerings, and ample opportunities to stay physically active and to engage in volunteer work.
Bluffton, SC made the Forbes list of Best Places To Retire in 2016.
Bluffton is a coastal village on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina's Low County between Savannah and Hilton Head. It is a rather warm place, with an average high temperature of 76 degrees and an average low of 57 degrees. Bluffton is also wet. It gets 52 inches a year of rain, but no snow. Air quality is good. Doctors per capita are slightly below the national average. The local economy is firm. Bluffton is one of the fastest-growing towns in South Carolina.