Do you have a long neglected passion–or a new one–you’re keen to spend more time on during retirement? Then consider choosing a place to retire where you can pursue with gusto the leisure time activities you enjoy the most.
To help you scout out potential locales, Forbes offers a new edition of the chase-your-bliss list: 25 Great Places to Follow Your Passions in Retirement In 2016.
We chose seven rather broad categories: arts, fine dining, lifelong learning, volunteering, outdoor activities on water, outdoor activities on land, and the sub-category of golf. Then we examined statistical databases and published assessments of enthusiasts, adding our own metrics. We looked hard for towns that excel in more than one category. After all, you might enjoy feeding both body and brain. Or, you and your spouse might have different interests.
Charleston, South Carolina
PASSIONS: Arts, Dining, Volunteering, Outdoors Water Activities, Golf
Gracious coastal town of 130,000 brims with lures. PROS: Good economy and tax climate for retirees. Low serious crime rate. High rank on Milken Institute aging list. CON: Cost of living 9% above national average. NOTED: Average doctors per capita. NOTED: Warm climate.TRIVIA: First game of golf in U.S. took place here.