10 educated places to retire

If you plan to enjoy intellectual pursuits as you age, these communities offer art galleries, beautiful scenery and plenty of like-minded company.

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Jun 15, 2012 8:18PM

Several of these locations are on the East Coast where lots of liberals live.


How many of my rights will I have to give up to live there?


Actually, this is a good question.

Jun 15, 2012 8:10PM

A few things many of you are missing.

A:  Florida is often a choice for many reasons.

1:  No Income tax

2:  One of the lowest taxes in Nation

3:  Weather


B:  California isn't listed because the only "plus" it has is weather, as income tax is high and State taxes are one of the worst in Nation.


Those of you screaming OREGON..2 issues.

A:  Seriously too Liberal for many elderly.  Reality is, MOST people, by the time they reach "elderly" are at the very least Conservative in fiscal ideals, and many are Conservative cut and dry.  This may change with generations, but it hasn't in some 100 years or so, adding credibility to the old thought..."if you aren't Liberal when in your 20's you don't have a heart, but if you aren't Conservative by the time you are in your 40's you don't have a brain.  Not saying it's true, but...


B:  MORE important....Oregon has the 13th WORST overall tax rating in Nation.  This factors in property tax, income tax, sales tax (ZERO) among other things.  Figuring that the sales tax is ZERO, to rank that bad says something of the others.  California, to NO suprise is the WORST, followed by New York, Vermont, Illinois, Rhode Island, Minnesota, New Jersey, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.



1:  Wyoming

2:  Florida (and some of you wonder WHY it ranks so high for retirees).

3:  South Dakota

4:  Delaware

5:  West Virginia

6:  Nevada

7:  Kentucky

8:  New Hampshire

9:  Arkansas

10:  Michigan


modern living is site, but it wouldn't let me post.


One note...Is it any shock that majority of the LOW TAX burden States are RED, while the majority of the HIGH TAX burden States are BLUE?

Of LOW Tax States, only Michigan, New Hampshire, and Delaware are Blue.  Of the HIGH Tax States, only Kansas and Nebraska are Red.  No shock at all.

Jun 15, 2012 7:52PM

What would I care if someone possessed a PHD or BS?  Degrees don't necessarily make a person interesting.  A life lived fully does.

Jun 15, 2012 7:33PM
Brainy? sounds good but do they have common sense, I think that left earth a long time ago when God figured out his mistake when he shook his pee pee and said he failed.
Jun 15, 2012 7:33PM
You must be kidding!  Very poor advice!
Jun 15, 2012 7:27PM
Los Alamos?  Hot, dusty, and dry as toast.
Jun 15, 2012 7:20PM

where is the article? 

I hate opening a link I am interested in and seeing links to 100 other things I dont want to read.

Jun 15, 2012 7:10PM
I need a coast with a mild climate and no humidity.   Southern Spain comes to mind.
Jun 15, 2012 7:08PM
That's nice, but where do all the "educated looking for work in the prime of their lives" people go?
Jun 15, 2012 7:07PM
Well, I guess I am stupid, cuz I decided to retire on a small island.  Not much here in the way of academia or advanced education and culture - but boy, the warm water of the ocean is awesome.  Smart people are over-rated.  Give me the down to earth, less intelligent but humble and kind any day.
wow   Vero-fy Beach's truth I lived in, very nice kind humanist egalitarian altruistic humanitarians where  doing good for no bad reasons  as best county reggae dancer american african agnostic Buddhist oracle multiveral unitarian, even though just a fifth grade college English class pre school drop out.
Jun 15, 2012 6:51PM
Someone, you're so right. Being educated and intelligent is elitist and repugnant. Why would you want to asscoiate with such people? Or count on them for the advancement of science, technology, and the humanities? Or the survival of our species. Let's turn to the ignorant and uneducated. History has demonstrated they're our only hope.
Jun 15, 2012 6:48PM
Naples? Retired retail executives and their wives hiding in their condominiums and avoiding all contact with their neighbors.
Jun 15, 2012 6:34PM

I am also surprised that Williamsburg, VA is not on this list. In our vacation visits to the area, I've always been impressed with the number of retirees working at Colonial Williamsburg itself. The organization has tapped into a proven workforce that most employers unfortunately consider past its prime. These people are highly educated, skilled, and have a strong work ethic, not to mention their professional, courteous attitude. Try to find any of those attributes in today's younger workers -- happy hunting! These retirees also have a view of our country's history that those of us in the younger generations will never fully experience. In the more "modern" city of Williamsburg are many small businesses which employ and are owned by retirees. The College of William and Mary also counts retirees as former faculty and possibly as part-time students. Factor in the Virginia weather, beautiful scenery, quiet atmosphere, affordability -- Better check your stats again!

Jun 15, 2012 6:26PM
I liked Santa Fe when i went thru there once. At my age i just want a nice place with good medical care. Maybe Rochester, Mn. ...
Jun 15, 2012 6:17PM
snobs.  I am so embarrassed to be a human being
Jun 15, 2012 6:15PM
this is not for real.  common, this is a non story...my goodness
Jun 15, 2012 5:58PM
soooo, what are the top places for stupid people to retire? I mean, uneducated folks. why couldn't this article have read "top places to retire"
Jun 15, 2012 5:58PM
soooo, what are the top places for stupid people to retire? I mean, uneducated folks. why couldn't this article have read "top places to retire"
Jun 15, 2012 5:52PM
Santa Fe? Are you kidding me? WAY TOO LIBERAL, or does that equal educated nowadays??
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