Your first step will be doing your research. Do you know what the cost of living is in the different locations you are considering? What is the weather like there? Will your Social Security be taxed? What about your other retirement income? How much are the property taxes?
In the states that you are considering, which towns are the most affordable? What types of sporting events, museums, golf courses and other entertainment options are available in the area?
If you are in the process of making up your mind about where you would like to live, you will want to be sure to check out the book review I wrote for the online magazine Squidoo about "Where to Retire: America's Best and Most Affordable Places."
This article also has links to a couple of other excellent books that will be useful in helping you find the perfect place to retire. It's far easier, and cheaper, to do your research from the comfort of your current home than it is to drive all over the place or, worse, to move and realize that your new community is not what you expected.
If you are planning your retirement, you will also want to use the tabs at the top of this page to check out more articles about retiring in the United States or other countries, medical issues, financial concerns, and more.
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