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Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve

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Publisher Comments:

The bestselling guide to the best places to retire in the United States.

Completely revised and updated, Retirement Places Rated is an indispensable reference for the estimated 40 million Americans who will be 65 or older by 2010. Dividing the United States into 18 regions and 200 cities, towns, and   counties, retirement quality-of-life expert David Savageau draws a detailed statistical portrait of each locale, ranking each for cost of living, climate, crime, services, employment opportunities, and leisure and recreational amenities. A rundown of the top 30 overall retirement places along with assessment tools, easy-to-read graphs and charts, interpretive commentaries by the author, and extensive appendices help retirees evaluate their relocation choices and make the right move.

For the seventh edition, new features include:

  • 22 new places
  • A new chapter on housing, with   data on shelter choices (homes, condos, apartments, and mobile homes), plus home prices and property taxes
  • An expanded   ambience chapter, and   new data on age, education, politics, and diversity
  • An expanded services chapter, with new data on air travel, physician specialties, and hospital services
  • Easy-to-use relocation resources, including Web sites, addresses, books, and other information
  • David Savageau Washington DC has traveled throughout the country since 1982, visiting locations that attract older adults. He wrote the "Quality of Life" column for Expansion Management magazine, and has been a featured speaker at the U.S. Department of State’s quarterly seminars on retirement.

Synopsis:

The best source for selecting an ideal location for your retirement or second home

Profiles of 200 retirement areas in more than 40 states

In this completely revised and updated edition, the top retirement areas are ranked and rated by seven essential criteria to help you make the right choices for your lifestyle:

  • The best places to enjoy the performing arts and the outdoors

  • The most reasonably priced places to live, including information on owning, renting, and retirement communities

  • The most stable and comfortable climates

  • The safest and most crime-free areas

  • The best in health care, shopping, continuing education, and other services

  • The best opportunities for employment

Only in Retirement Places Rated:

  • A personalized quiz to help you determine the factors that are most important to you

  • Additional resources you can contact to make the most informed choices, from newspapers to tax commissions

About the Author

David Savageau is the author of the best-selling Places Rated Almanac. Since 1982, he has traveled throughout the country visiting locations that attract older adults. He lives in Washington, D.C., and is a featured speaker at the U.S. Department of State's quarterly seminars on retirement.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Why Budge at All?

Retirement Places Rated.

Where Are These Places?

Some Words about Place Names.

Making Retirement Places Rated Work for You.

Rating Places: An American Tradition.

Rating Retirement Places: One Way.

Rating Retirement Places: Your Way.

Your Preference Inventory.

Preference Inventory Directions.

Plotting Your Preference Profile.

Analyzing Your Preference Profile.

Climate.

Keep These Simple Factors in Mind.

Climate Regions.

So, What’s Comfortable?

Judging: Climate.

Winter Mildness.

Summer Mildness.

Hazard Free.

Seasonal Affect.

Rankings: Climate.

Place Profiles: Climate.

Et Cetera: Climate.

Climate & Health.

Natural Hazards.

Hay Fever Sufferers, Take Note.

The Economy.

Older Persons Do Work.

Job Forecasts in Retirement Places.

Unemployment Risk.

The Part-Time Job Market.

Judging: The Economy.

Rankings: The Economy.

Place Profiles: The Economy.

Et Cetera: The Economy.

Some Unvoiced Employer Objections.

Job Searching.

Services.

General Hospital Services.

Office-Based Physicians.

Public Libraries.

Continuing Education.

Judging: Services.

General Hospital Services.

Office-Based Physicians.

Public Libraries.

Continuing Education.

Rankings: Services.

Place Profiles: Services.

Et Cetera: Services.

Finding the Right Doctor.

Finding the Right Lawyer.

Driver Licensing.

Driver Licensing and Car Registration after Moving.

College Tuition Breaks.

Ambience.

Bricks & Mortar.

Sampling the Lively Arts Calendar.

Outdoor Recreation Assets.

Judging: Ambience.

Rankings: Ambience.

Place Profiles: Ambience.

Et Cetera: Ambience.

Retirement Places with the Best Bass Fishing.

Costs of Living.

Retirement Income: Getting It.

Retirement Income: Spending It.

Judging: Costs of Living.

Rankings: Costs of Living.

Place Profiles: Costs of Living.

Et Cetera: Costs of Living.

Property Taxes.

State/Local Sales Taxes.

State Retirement Income Taxes.

Housing.

Distant Shelter Choices.

Buying That Single-Family Home.

What a Difference Age Makes.

Judging: Housing.

Rankings: Housing.

Place Profiles: Housing.

Et Cetera: Housing.

Resale Houses & New Houses.

A Geography of New Home Features.

A Renter’s Miscellany.

Personal Safety.

Everyone’s a Victim.

Crime Risk: Several Connections.

Crime Indexes.

Judging: Personal Safety.

Judging Examples.

Rankings: Personal Safety.

Place Profiles: Personal Safety.

Et Cetera: Personal Safety.

Are Newcomers More Vulnerable Than Locals?

Secure Housing Developments.

Typical Frauds.

Putting It All Together.

A Holy Grail?

Finding the Best All-Around Places.

Rankings: Putting It All Together.

Retirement Regions.

Appendix.

Relocation Resources.

How Places Present Themselves.

What Really Goes On in Other Places.

Checking In with the States.

Retirement Contacts & Place Finder.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470089590
Subtitle:
What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve
Author:
Savageau, David
Publisher:
Frommers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Finance - Retirement Planning
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Social indicators
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Retirement, Places of -- United States.
Subject:
Social indicators -- United States.
Subject:
Travel: Special Topics
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
7th Edition, Completely Revised and Updated
Series:
Places Rated
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20071112
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
10.84x8.50x.74 in. 1.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The best source for selecting an ideal location for your retirement or second home

Profiles of 200 retirement areas in more than 40 states

In this completely revised and updated edition, the top retirement areas are ranked and rated by seven essential criteria to help you make the right choices for your lifestyle:

  • The best places to enjoy the performing arts and the outdoors

  • The most reasonably priced places to live, including information on owning, renting, and retirement communities

  • The most stable and comfortable climates

  • The safest and most crime-free areas

  • The best in health care, shopping, continuing education, and other services

  • The best opportunities for employment

Only in Retirement Places Rated:

  • A personalized quiz to help you determine the factors that are most important to you

  • Additional resources you can contact to make the most informed choices, from newspapers to tax commissions

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