2) St. George, Utah
This may not be the first state you’d think to retire in, but Utah actually offers a ton of great benefits for retirees on a budget. Utah is an affordable state with a temperate climate, reasonable cost of living, low crime rates, and tolerable tax rates. These are the main reasons retirees are flocking there. But why St. George in particular? It’s got the desirable small-town vibe with the convenience of big city amenities. Active retirees will especially love St. George. It’s got miles of paved walkways and endless desert landscape for hiking, biking, and 4-wheeling. Additionally, it’s just an hour from Zion National Park which is renowned for its scenic trails. Outdoor lovers rave about the annual 300 days of sunshine, very occasional rain, and excellent air quality. Lastly, Las Vegas is less 2 hours away if you’re in need of a night on the town.
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