Best places to retire to in the US in 2014

Here are 10 of the cities that will be your best retirement destinations this year.

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Feb 5, 2014 8:39PM
Best place to retire is where your family is and you are happy, unless it is New York were they will tax you for everything except breathing (give it a year and it will change).
Feb 5, 2014 10:36PM
I am looking to retire in the next year or so at age 51-52.  I have been saving 10% of my income since I was 14 and really believe that I have the right to enjoy what I have earned.  I am sure that the liberals in this country will try to "liberate" my retirement funds to pay for more giveaways to their voters!
Feb 6, 2014 12:10PM

gotta love it when one of "the best place to retire" has:  Cons: High crime rate, cold winters.  



Feb 5, 2014 8:36PM

Retirement is against the law in Obamaville - our Dear Mayor requires the highest productivity from our elderly to pay for the comforts and ignorance of our youth.

Feb 5, 2014 10:21PM
Best place to retire is where you can afford to retire.  Houses cost a lot in some of these favorable places.  For me, it's the cost of a house.  Then it's crime rate, social, medical and recreational opportunities.
Feb 6, 2014 11:57AM
I am retiring to the hills of WV. Bought 30 acres years ago to hunt and relax on. All I need to do is turn my hunting cabin into a retirement home.... Low taxes and plenty of space.
Feb 6, 2014 9:43AM
Don't come to Austin. There are too many people here now, and 99% can't drive.
Feb 6, 2014 1:47PM
I'm surprised comments are allowed at all on this article.  Has anyone else noticed you can't comment on any of the MSN or NBC articles anymore (except through Facebook and Twitter)?
Feb 5, 2014 11:58PM
Hmmmm! Last week it was the ten most dangerous cities. 

What's the difference between the best places to retire and the most dangerous?   One guess? 
Feb 6, 2014 7:19AM
No thanks to the cold when you get old. Sun Shine, Good hospitals and plenty to do everyday in the sunny days. Not Crowded California and their crazy politics on what race they hire this week. Not rainy Washington State. Nice to work there but not retire in the damp long winters. Not Oregon and that welfare life style in the cold with druggies. Where the wild goose goes and not the cities like (Seattle Wa - Bend Or) where they murder them because they poop like every living thing. Go south, be warm, dry and happy. Where the humming birds, wild geese and seniors are respected.
Feb 5, 2014 9:53PM
Retire my ****! People you are toast and you are finally realizing it, except you probably voted for the idiot in office right?
Feb 6, 2014 8:49AM
Feb 6, 2014 12:24PM
They obviously didn't choose the "most affordable" places to retire.  Some of these places have a very high cost of living, and won't stretch those retirement dollars very far.  
  Two of these places on this list also have serious drug and crime problems.  Do your research before you retire to any of these places.  A stroll down the street littered with used needles, is not the retirement dream. 
Feb 6, 2014 11:02AM
This writer must have gotten a map of the US and thrown dart blindfolded.
Bellingham?  You're going to be depressed and shivering by that constant dark gray drizzle.

Feb 6, 2014 2:03PM
Venice, FL, would be my #1 on this list. No State income tax, low property taxes, low crime rate.
Feb 6, 2014 2:00AM
the only one of these worth even looking into is in Florida. All the others are too cold or a huge city. Philly, really? Warm climate near the water, prefer the ocean. 
Feb 5, 2014 11:00PM
Gawd, I ain't tellin' where I retired 4 yrs. ago.  Don't want ya'll movin there.  Don't have to shovel sunshine or rake leaves!
Feb 6, 2014 3:18PM
What ever you do, don't come to the Delaware.
Feb 5, 2014 9:56PM
One advantages that was ignored is cultural and/or professional sports activities.  Few of those cities chosen would be considered if this advantage was included.  Most retired people that I know enjoy going and doing things besides sitting at home --- in a safe city --- and watching TV.
Feb 6, 2014 1:31PM
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