April 16, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – An analysis of trends and
preferences indicates that tens of millions of Baby Boomers should look to
Southern college towns for the ideal retirement location.
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.