Southern college towns provide the best combination of
climate, cost of living, healthcare and other priorities, according to a report
from The Washington Economics Group (WEG). The report, titled “Best Choice for
Retiring Boomers: Head South—An Analysis of Selected U.S. Cities,” builds on
the recent survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
The survey also found that in the comparison of 20
prospective ideal Boomer retirement communities, Tallahassee, Florida, ranked first
in the country.
The survey found that one-third of Baby Boomers would
consider moving to another state to find the desirable conditions they most
value. Chief among those are a midsize town with a pleasant, warm climate and a
mild hint of winter, a low cost of living and favorable tax rate, and a top-quality
health care system, among other key priorities.