With perks like beautiful weather, plenty of physicians, low cost of living, and the lowest tax bite of all, its no wonder Forbes.com ranks Charleston, SC as one of the best places to retire in the country, and they're not the only ones that think so! David Savageau ranked Charleston second best place to retire in his 2008 book Retirement Places Rates. It was ranked as one of the top retirement areas by Money Magazine in 2006 and 2007, and included in Tennis Magazine's list of most desirable places to retire in the U.S.A.
What makes Charleston so great? Well for starters we have beautiful weather. With temperatures averaging 58`F in the spring, 82`F in the summer, 76`F in the fall, and between 47`F and 52`F in the winter (according to crda.org), residents can indoor outside activities all year long. Locals enjoy fishing, boating, biking, gardening, golf, and tennis not to mention numerous fantastic restaurants, great shopping centers, beautiful parks, and many historic churches.
Home to the Spoleto Festival, the Family Circle Cup, the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, Charleston Fashion Week, and the Charleston International film Festival, as well as the Charleston Ballet Theater, Charleston Stage Company, and Raw Theater, Charleston is NEVER short on culture.
Charleston is also home to fabulous health care opportunities both at Roper St. Francis hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina.
So when you're ready for a slower pace without losing your active lifestyle, Check out Charleston, SC.
A GREAT place to spend your GOLDEN years.
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