Professionals call their leading U.S. retirement destinations for 2021 – ConsumerAffairs

8January 2021

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With winter season rolling in and the pandemic still spending time, lots of senior citizens are looking to find more perfect vistas to retire to. The difficult part is finding a close-to-perfect fit and wading through the countless choices available with specific niche retirement home.

Coventry Direct, a company specializing in life insurance coverage, analyzed over 2,600 55+ neighborhoods, appointing numerical worths for factors like price, features, and security functions. Out of that came a general score for each neighborhood which Coventry utilized to determine the “leading retirement home” in the U.S.

Winners and losers

When ConsumerAffairs had a look at the raw data the experts had to pore through, it was apparent that retired people simply can’t make a snap judgment when it concerns selecting somewhere to transfer to. There’s the expense of housing, the contemporary wrinkle of being tech-friendly, and a countless variety of features that senior citizens want to ensure are available to them to make their move beneficial.

“One of the greatest takeaways from this job that we want to highlight is that while a lot of the top-performing neighborhoods are located in traditional retirement places like Florida, Arizona, and California, our analysis uncovered dynamic, premium neighborhoods bristling with the kinds of features that make life after 55 a dream throughout the country,” Josh Koebert, a research assistant for Coventry Direct told ConsumerAffairs.

“With a little research study, the majority of people need to have no problem finding a 55+ neighborhood that inspects all the right boxes for their way of life and geographic choices.”

Taking house the leading area in the study was ‘The Villages’– a site United States News & & World Report called “Disney World for Grownups.” Located between Orlando and Ocala, Florida, the area was rated as the “best retirement community,” scoring 95.3 out of a possible 100 points. In second place is the 11,000-acre ‘Sun City West’ in Arizona, about 30 miles from Phoenix. It received an overall score of 91.

The experts did some myth-busting of their own when it came to the illusion that all retired people wind up in Florida. “Our rankings in fact reveal that it is possible to find extremely premium retirement living all throughout the nation,” they composed.

“Only three of the leading 10 neighborhoods were found in the Sunlight State, with simply as lots of Arizona locations showing up at the top of the rankings. Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, and California likewise make appearances in the leading 10.”

Complete rankings

From leading to bottom, here are how the leading 25 stacked up general:

1. The Villages (The Villages, FL)

2. Sun City West (Sun City West, AZ)

3. Sun City Anthem (Henderson, NV)

4. On Top of the World (Ocala, FL)

5. Sun City Palm Desert (Palm Desert, CA)

6. Robson Cattle Ranch (Denton, TX)

7. Canoa Cattle Ranch (Green Valley, AZ)

8. Sun City Hilton Head (Bluffton, SC)

9. Quail Creek (Green Valley, AZ)

10. Lely Resort (Naples, FL)

11. Heritage Town (Southbury, CT)

12. Bella Vista Town (Bella Vista, AR)

13. Lake Ashton (Lake Wales, FL)

14. Stonecrest (Summerfield, FL)

15. SaddleBrooke Cattle Ranch (Oracle, AZ)

16. Sun City Peachtree (Griffin, GA)

17. Green Valley Leisure (Green Valley, AZ)

18. Sun City Grand (Surprise, AZ)

19. Pelican Preserve (Fort Myers, FL)

20. Sun City Shadow Hills (Indio, CA)

21. Sun City Lincoln Hills (Lincoln, CA)

22. Wood Pines (Spring Hill, FL)

23. Tellico Town (Loudon, TN)

24. Oak Run (Ocala, FL)

25. Siena (Las Vegas, NV)

Amenities ratings differ from neighborhood to neighborhood

The scientists say senior citizens favor three import factors– exercise and health, entertainment, and outside activities when it comes to features. In the general features ranking, there were six neighborhoods that had perfect ratings:

  • Sun City Anthem (Henderson, NV)

  • Sun City West (Sun City West, AZ) Sun City

  • Palm Desert (Palm Desert, CA)

  • Laguna Woods Town (Laguna Woods, CA)

  • Heritage Town (Southbury, CT) The Villages(

  • The Villages, FL)


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