It’s no secret that Florida is a favorite of those seeking the perfect place to retire. If retirement is on your mind, you may be wondering what makes South Florida, and even Florida in general, the best place to retire. You already know it is warm and sunny year round, beaches are in abundance, and there is plenty to do. Let’s explore a few of the many reasons South Florida is the best place to retire.
The Climate – Starting with the Obvious
There are those who say Florida is hot in summer, but so are lots of other spots around the country. Consider this – the average high temperature in Florida is 81º F and the average low is 60º F. In the summer months, the sun is bright and strong, and as a result the residents of Florida adjust their schedules accordingly. Floridians who aren’t enjoying the summer sun do their outdoor activities (walking, running, biking, etc.) early in the morning or late in the day and spend the mid-afternoon doing tasks indoors.
The Cost of Living
Regardless of your retirement income, in most places, the cost of living is lower in Florida than many other popular retirement locations. As a result, you’ll have more to spend on things you enjoy like traveling, hobbies, charities, and even your family. A lower cost of living also helps you keep your monthly budget on track, because it allows your funds to go further. Plus, Florida has no state income tax, no estate tax, and no inheritance tax, which goes a long way in saving you money.
Healthcare Options and Services Abound
With the continual influx of retirees, there is an abundance of premium healthcare options, services, and providers in Florida. Florida offers exceptional accessibility to high-quality healthcare across the state including the Cleveland Clinic in South Florida, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Moffitt Cancer Centers, and University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, just to name a few.
Air Travel is Easy
There are numerous airports in Florida where domestic and international flights abound making air travel easy and accessible. You can explore the country, visit friends and family, or welcome guests to your new retirement home with direct flights to many locations in the United States. On top of that, accessible international flights can be found from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and more!
Location, Location, Location
In South Florida, there’s the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the West and an abundance of lakes and rivers in between, ready to explore. All that water, all those beaches are just waiting to be discovered and accessed for fishing, boating, swimming, surfing, and more. Plus, Florida boasts more golf courses than any other state, more than 1,300, as well as lots of beautiful green spaces for running, biking, and walking. In addition to the pristine location, South Florida also boasts an exciting food scene with culinary delights from around the world as well as a dynamic arts scene with museums, operas, dance, music, and theater.
Enjoy Everyday Life in Vacation Destination
Not only will you enjoy your everyday life in a beautiful vacation destination but your friends and family will want to visit you in your new location for a bit of sun and sand, saving you the trip back home to visit!
Are You Ready to Retire in South Florida?
If the time has come to plan your South Florida retirement, call on the professionals at Paterson Project Management. The Paterson Team is ready to help you build your dream retirement home in South Florida. With more than twenty years’ experience, Paterson Project Management has the knowledge and expertise you need! Call today.