Best places to retire rich

Not all retirees are splitting pills and pinching pennies. Here are 15 places where affluent seniors are spending their golden years.

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May 3, 2013 7:04PM
Just retire where your mortgage is paid off.  What better way to be 3 steps ahead.
May 8, 2013 4:24AM

Not every retired person is destitute. I retired at 53 and am doing just fine at 64. Zero problems. Early retirement planning has paid off for me. Life is good.

May 8, 2013 9:04AM
I'm sorry, but from the standpoint of a Soldier who can't afford to live in any of these overpriced cities upon retirement, I would like to see cities on the list where VA hospitals and large military installations are available to continue to provide services that veterans and their families have earned.  I would also like to see cities where the average home prices is more like in the low $100K range and not 1 million dollar range for non-military families who would just like a nice place to retire as well.  I am sure that the rich is very aware of these exclusive places that are available to them...they don't need assistance when they have their pick of anywhere in the world to retire.
May 8, 2013 8:01AM
May 8, 2013 10:11AM
I'm a new yorker but if you grew up someplace else I can't imagine you wanting to move here to retire.  People move here when they're young because they want a big change, a chance to make it big, or experience new things.  You don't move here to kick back in your golden years.
May 8, 2013 12:40PM
Save as much money as you can and retire as soon as possible.  You will never get back the time lost working.  Get out and enjoy life. 
May 4, 2013 8:04AM
You said you covered all 5 time zones......what happened to the central time zone? Once again just flyover country.
May 8, 2013 10:07AM
I retired at 46 y/o own my home, children in college . Life is good if you plan a little ahead.
May 8, 2013 6:07AM

I say retire go to the Caribbean Islands where there  hundreds of beaches, in some Caribbean islands the American currency is 2 to 1 some 100 to 1. example :$1.00 US currency is equal to $150.00  Jamaica  dollars in other surrounding Caribbean $2 is equal $1 US  you have a Mortgage , let the house pay for itself by put it up for rent or even sell, you have a great property you can get extra after the mortgage paid.

There is always festivities in those Islands , great beaches , sports, etc., etc.

 that I would called retirement will all


May 5, 2013 1:57PM

Santa Fe is the only one on the list I would consider.  Sorry I do not care for outside pool plus have allergies from all the grass.   Having lived in an island for 13 months, sorry but no way.  After about 2 months, you go stir crazy.    SF and NYC, I have better things to do than give away all my money to a bunch of crooks.   Living on Coastal California is a crap shoot and eventually you will have a big earthquake.   Paradise is no Paradise if you have been there from May until Mid October.   Hotter than hell!

May 8, 2013 10:21AM

Hey don't need to go to college to retire early and have great bennies,large salary and a cush job.just become a union public sector employee.Get in at 18 and your out at 48 with a nice pension courtesy of the taxpayers.why not?.....Criminalnois including crook county is only 100 billion underfunded in their IMRF fund while still receiving higher than cola increases for their union pensions while people that have to work for a living pay for it with sky rocketing property taxes.

May 8, 2013 10:41AM
The article is titled retire rich...not retire poor!  So stop complaining that the article did not include affordable living!    
May 8, 2013 1:14PM

I disagree with most of the places listed in this article.  If money were absolutely no object, I wouldn't be in Massachusetts, New York or anywhere that I had to endure cold weather in retirement.  If I want to ski, I can fly there and then fly back home where it's warm.  For those who like the cold rather than the heat, enjoy it.  For me, if I have to wear a coat and I'm not on the slopes, I have failed retirement.  Give me Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or the Gulf coast. 

May 8, 2013 12:05PM
Even if you are rich, why retire ti the places that have the highest taxes. There are a lot of nice places to live where you get to keep more of what you earned and saved!
May 8, 2013 10:10AM
How many people do you think want to read about a dam Gold Plated Condo that they can't afford?  When are you people going to get real and write about the truth?
May 8, 2013 10:25AM
These places are fine if you have the income to support it.
May 21, 2013 1:38PM
I've lived all over..CA. OR. NV. CO.KY.  retired live on Ft. Myers Beach,, not rich, but happy, great beach, most people  seem pretty happy here..!!!  Life is good...!!
May 21, 2013 3:57PM
Just become a Senator or Congressman, get your life time benefits, (Not the sh!tty Obamacare) and kickbacks and you are set for life.
May 21, 2013 2:18PM
WOW - big surprise - taxes weren't taken into the equation about where to retire on an MSN web site.
May 21, 2013 4:19PM
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