10 best places for single boomers to retire

In these cities close to half of seniors age 60 and older are single.

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Apr 8, 2014 12:33AM
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They're kidding, right?? Same cities/areas show up all the time for any poison of your choice - high taxes, high crime, and any other thing you can think of. I'm single (divorced for 36 yrs.), 65 and with my pension & S.S. couldn't afford to live in most of these cities. I brought up my kids alone, had my own house so my savings (whatever they are) are tied up just in case so I'm not dependent on my kids.

I'm not against having a 'companion' in my life but I don't need one to justify my life so this article is B.S. If I moved to one of these places in order to find some date or man, I would have to consider myself a total loser.

If you want to date at such a 'ripe' old age (more BS), join a dating site, get involved with activities. Since when do we 'old folks' need dating/relationship 'advice' from MSN??? This whole article is one of the most insulting I've seen and I've seen plenty on this site.

I may move a bit slower but I'm still vital, can think logically, can still work, ride a bike and like others my age, aren't ready for any nursing home!!! We're still here and we still contribute.

Better to write an article and tell the younger generations that baby mamas aren't 'cool', that they need to get up off their duffs and work and no, they aren't 'entitled' to anything other than what they earn and they would be better off learning about morals and ethics instead of 'nannying' and 'political correctness'.

What a crock !!!!

Apr 7, 2014 9:30PM
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not even in my worst friggin nightmares would I consider any of these crapholes as a retirement "best"
Apr 8, 2014 10:03AM
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Retitle the article, "Ten Shitty Places to Go to Die."
Apr 8, 2014 8:53AM
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Based on the tax structure alone, you would be a fool to retire in New York City.
Apr 8, 2014 8:11AM
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Buffalo, Cleveland, Albany?  I guess single boomers want to shovel snow.
Apr 7, 2014 8:06PM
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I don't get it.  Why are these the best places to retire?
Apr 8, 2014 9:35AM
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really? Miami and new York are very expensive, and the rest are armpits. who the heck came up with this list?
Apr 7, 2014 8:50PM
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I believe it was ratio between the elderly and the young.  It certainly wasn't about safety or money.  These lists keep getting worse.

Apr 8, 2014 12:32AM
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Best places for singles to retire are the same as for married couples - states that don't tax your retirement and/or tax the heck out of you - and you all know Liberal states tax the heck out of you.
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It seems that this writer has come to a conclusion that single retirees wish to hook up, or even possibly remarry ............. NOT a common goal.
Apr 7, 2014 9:25PM
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As usual, MSN's current report does not jibe with its previous list of retirement spots . . . as of March 2014 from MSN Forbes that reported of best places to retire at:

Austin Texas

Bellingham WA

Boise ID

Bowling Green KY

Clemson SC

Fargo ND

Fredericksburg TX

Morgantown WV

Philadelphia

Venice, FL


A real puzzler with the current list is Buffalo, NY.  I've met plenty that USED to live there . . . and not one had desires to return to the region with its harsh winters.

Apr 8, 2014 10:49AM
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Seriously? These cities are crime infested and CRAPPY!!
Apr 8, 2014 8:17AM
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I don't think New Orleans, Memphis, Miami and/or NY are any such places I would want to retire and move to at all! Crime is much too high in those cities and any other places that are democratic party ran states that have higher taxes. Again MSN missed the mark! I have learned that 80%-90% of the stories reported are only the opinions of those authors. If I want advice, I seek other sites, instead. The only places that single retirees can migrate to where taxes are lower and the crime rate is lower are not mentioned on here. The best places for them are where they're close to family and friends.
Apr 8, 2014 10:43AM
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Clearly this writer has not a shred of perspective on being of retirement age or being single at this age. What a crock.
Apr 8, 2014 10:30AM
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Personally, Costa Rica is looking better and better everyday.  
Apr 8, 2014 2:06PM
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Drugs, murder, car jackings, rape, muggings, burglary, armed robbery, home invasion. Is MSN recruiting? WTF!
Apr 8, 2014 10:04AM
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These would only be statistically "best" if a person were looking to find other single people.  Even then, it's ridiculous to think a senior is going to move based on that.  It's more an indicator of the MSN writers that they can't imagine people not wanting to hook up.  But young girls looking for sugar daddies - here you go.
Apr 8, 2014 9:48AM
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You most always retire in the city where your friends and family live.... Tell you anything about love?
Apr 8, 2014 11:27AM
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This one is the new frontrunner for the Stupid Post of the Year award. No seniors should choose any large city to retire in. Aside from the obvious crime and traffic congestion there are the high taxes and cost of living. I would suggest a small town in a low tax state for quiet and comfortable living. MSN must think all seniors are rich.
Apr 8, 2014 9:27AM
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I'm gonna GTFO of Austin when I retire, and move in with a gal that's 16 years younger (and still working). Somewhere in SC.
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