Gearing up for retirement? Why not head to Florida, the home of snowbirds and empty nesters savoring their golden years? These top cities have plenty to offer the older crowd:
This gorgeous Gulfside town is located just 20 minutes from Fort Myers, so you're in a prime location to experience everything that Florida has to offer. The city has been voted one of the top U.S cities to retire to time and time again, and that has something to do with the affordable waterfront property, boating, and nature, which is a part of life in this vibrant community. Mouthwatering seafood, manatee watching, and nature preserves all await you in Cape Coral.
Jacksonville boasts miles of striking white sand beaches, so you can swim and sunbathe year-round along the Atlantic Coast. Fishing and water sports are big here, and it's a popular retirement escape for the golf crowd, who enjoy some of the country's top courses with views overlooking the ocean. The city's also home to some of the nation's top hospitals, so you'll have everything you need in one place.
Ocala is an equestrian town with a welcoming ambiance and an affordable housing market. It's known for breeding award-winning horses, so if you love equestrian events or scenic horseback rides through the wilderness, you'll feel right at home. Nature lovers will be in paradise in the Ocala National Forest, which features hundreds of opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming in the great outdoors. A bonus? 35% of the population is aged 60 and up.