For many retirees today, it’s au revoir, Boca Raton, Florida, hello, Tucson, Arizona. U.S. News and World Report has created a list featuring some of the most affordable retirement locations in the United States. Fort Worth, Texas, Tucson, Arizona and Aurora, Colorado ranked among the top 10 places to retire, and some may consider hiring van lines en route to complete a relocation to the American Southwest.
A similar report in Forbes included Albuquerque, New Mexico, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah among the best spots for seniors to relax in the United States.
Retirees are increasingly attracted to the eclectic options of the Southwest, from sports to shopping to culture. For example, Fort Worth boasts two world class museums: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum. Residents of Aurora, Colorado can be skiing one weekend and taking in a Colorado Rockies game the next, with Denver a short ride away.
With more retired Americans opting for the Southwest instead of traditional locations, planning out long distance moving and storage options is essential, especially for those ready to begin a new life in the Southwest.