Best places to retire
South Carolina: A dream locale for retirees
As the baby boomer generation ages, many are planning to move to small, intimate retirement communities in order to better enjoy themselves. South Carolina is one of the states that has frequently been cited as an ideal destination for retirees.
In fact, a recent Del Webb Baby Boomer survey found that North and South Carolina are both top choices for boomers, followed by Arizona and Florida.
There are a number of great cities in South Carolina that can offer retirees an endless number of exciting experiences and new adventures. Charleston is the fifth most popular vacation spot in the country, according to RetiringToSouthCarolina.com. For those who like to relax on the sand, Myrtle Beach provides beautiful beachfront that is renowned for its golf hot spots.
In Beaufort, South Carolina, visitors and residents alike may recognize some of the landmarks made famous by the classic film "The Big Chill," and that's only the start for a town filled with a rich culture and history.
Del Webb communities such as Sun City Hilton Head enjoy great proximity to these popular South Carolina destinations and offer unparalleled entertainment right in your own backyard. In fact, Del Webb offers three communities in South Carolina that feature the hallmark amenities for which the active adult community builder is renowned. Sun City Hilton Head is the largest, featuring two championship golf courses and three clubhouses. The Haven at New Riverside is a gated community in a wooded, picturesque setting; and Del Webb Charleston in Summerville offers gracious living in elegant surroundings.
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The expectations of retirement have changed considerably over the years. Today, adults who have already left the workforce, or those preparing to do so, are often just not content to relax in a retirement community with a warm climate.
Many adults are likely looking forward to relocating after retirement, but some may be hesitant to move due to concerns about the value of their homes.
Moving is never a decision that should be taken lightly, even if you're planning on relocating after retirement.