7) Port St. Lucie, Florida
This east coast city is primely located equidistant between Miami and Orlando. Port St. Lucie is a water-lovers haven. It’s got miles of sandy coastline and the Port St. Lucie River, lined by the ever-popular Riverwalk Boardwalk. This is the place to fish – conveniently located right in the town center. There are several large and well-known retirement communities including Tradition and PGA Village. Apartment buildings full of amenities and gated communities are other popular choices among retired residents. The median home value is an affordable $214,000. Low crime rates, low cost of living, and no state income tax are other perks for retirees (especially if you want to maintain a part-time job). Lastly, there’s absolutely no shortage of golf courses – the city claims at least 15! Fun fact: The New York Mets also host their spring training in Port St. Lucie.
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