Some things never change: Florida is still the nation’s top destination for retirees.
In a survey of 1,000 relocating retirees conducted by Where to Retire magazine, about 54 percent chose the Sunshine State as the perfect spot for their golden years. Rounding out the top five were North Carolina , South Carolina, Arizona and Texas.
“Generations of retirees have sought after Florida’s abundant sunshine and plethora of outdoor activities geared toward active adults,” Where to Retire editor Annette Fuller said in a statement.
A 2011 study by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs found that retirees help the state’s economy. They may spend and earn less than average residents but they tend to own more expensive homes. And their greater need for medical attention is offset by their lower use of other public services including education, roads and the justice system.
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Old folks: Florida welcomes you.