Retirement is a new phase of life, and, for many, a chance to consider new surroundings. Forbes has a new list of 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. Data sifted through included housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for walkability, bicycling and volunteering. Forbes also looked at economic data with an eye toward a “working” retirement. Cities are listed in alphabetical order. And Charleston, SC made the list!
6. Bluffton, SC
Trivia: Sits on a river bluff near the Atlantic Ocean.
Pros: Scenic waters, warm climate, good state tax environment, average home price $197,000, low crime, highly walkable.