Best Places to Retire to in 2014 – Here are 10 Best Places for Single Retirees

February 12, 2014 • Fenny Peiffer

Best Places to Retire to in 2014

When you’re considering the best places for retirement, what is best for you will depend on your personal dreams and goals. Obviously, the perfect retirement locale will vary from one individual to another. There are retirement communities for golf lovers, tennis enthusiasts, and the most affluent as well as the budget conscious. Other retirees who want to continue to work will look for a location that offers opportunities for employment. So we decided to bring you a series of articles that focus on the top 10 retirement places to suit your dreams and/or personal needs and preferences.

To kick off this series for a special Valentine’s edition, how about the 10 Best Places for Single Retirees? Read on and you’ll learn that moving to a 55 + active adult community as a single adult is not as daunting as you might think. You will definitely have more fun with lots of activities, chances to meet new people, and – who knows – maybe even find that perfect partner. So if you are single and considering retirement or relocation to a 55-plus community or active lifestyle community, here are ten great cities worth consideration:

1. Pittsfield, Massachusetts – According to the Census Bureau, Pittsfield has the largest number of over 55 single seniors (52%).

2. Florence, South Carolina – Nearly half (49%) of retirees, in Florence, South Carolina, are single. Florence boasts a variety of museums, a symphony orchestra, and theater.

3. Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey – These areas of New Jersey provide plenty of opportunities for single seniors to meet other single seniors. There are over 17,000 single men and women, and there are plenty of places to go on dates including a drive-in movie theater in Vineland and a 1,000-acre city park in Bridgeton.

4. Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson is the place for romance with various music options including jazz, gospel, and blues. There are some great places available for single seniors to mingle including the Jackson State University football games and the Russell C. Davis Planetarium.

5. Springfield, Massachusetts –This is a place where single seniors will not run out of attractions to consider when meeting other singles. Well-known attractions include the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial.

6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida – Sunny Florida offers single seniors a myriad of attractions. The fact that there are more than 474,000 single women and 224,000 single men over the age of 55 also increase Florida’s attraction.

7. Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, California –This coastal area of California offers single retirees the ability to see some of the world’s tallest trees and enjoy their single retirement. If you and your dates like hiking through some of the greatest parks and national forests, this is the place to do it.

8. Memphis, Tennessee –Single seniors in Memphis can visit Graceland and remember the “King” or sit and relax with their dates, and watch the setting sun over the Mississippi River.

9. New Orleans, Louisiana –There are more than 130,000 single seniors! Age is not a barrier in New Orleans, so start enjoying your single retirement now.

10. Columbus, Georgia – Over 55 singles have a plethora of activities in Columbus, Georgia. Consider taking a simulated mission to the moon at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center or visit the National Civil War Naval Museum and brush up on your American history.

If you are wondering how you are going to find a retirement community in these choice locations, visit our® website and check out more than 6,000 55 plus and active lifestyle communities. So, if you are single and retired – or about to retire – and you are wondering how to give your life fresh zest in 2014, get started by checking out our best places for single retirees.

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