Florida most popular place to retire

A recent poll conducted by business website Portfolio has revealed that Florida is by far the most popular spot for seniors, as it has 8 out of the top 10 cities voted as the best places for retirement living, according to Reuters.

The total list has 157 cities and two major trends were discovered - older adults still prefer places with warmer weather, but they also look to places that already have significant numbers of senior residents.

"What we were looking for were places that have substantial senior populations and also populations that are growing at an unusually rapid rate," G.

Florida most popular place to retire Scott Thomas, the demographer who created the analysis, told the news provider. "Obviously both of those places [the top two cities] are attractive because of weather but also because they developed the infrastructure for retirees over the years."

The most popular destination is Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida.

In July 2004, the US Census reported that Florida had the highest percentage of residents aged 65 and over, at 17 percent. Other states with high populations of older adults include West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Iowa, where the number of seniors was 15 percent, according to SeniorJournal.com.

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