Retirement is a new phase of life, and, for many, a chance to consider new surroundings. Forbes has a new list of 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. Data sifted through included housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for walkability, bicycling and volunteering. Forbes also looked at economic data with an eye toward a “working” retirement. Cities are listed in alphabetical order. And Charleston, SC made the list!
11. Charleston, SC
Trivia: Civil War started here.
Pros: Water frontage, warm climate, robust economy, good state tax environment, cost of living about national average, typical home price $$228,000, low crime, high bicycling grade.