Retirement can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling periods in your life. To ensure that it is, you need to live in a region that is conducive to your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Below, you will find five great places that can empower you to attain the type of amazing retirement life you deserve:


If you're serious about making your retirement the best period of your life, it's time to get serious about Arizona. There are dozens of reasons that you might want to settle down in this region of the world. As noted in "20 Reasons Why Arizona Might Be the Best State to Retire In," this region of the country has tons of golf courses and an abundant amount of sunshine. Additionally, this state is one of the most tax friendly regions in the country. For example, it does not tax the social security checks of residents, which can benefit you in your later years. Also, you don’t have to worry too much about your much later years when you will most likely be less independent (when you’re in your 80’s or 90’s). This is because there are tons of facilities that are specialized in giving dedicated assisted living care in Arizona so that you know that you’ll be taken care of no matter where your health and life takes you later on.


It won’t take much to convince you that Colorado is a beautiful state and that it’s a great place to settle down in. This is because of all of the state's blue lakes, majestic mountains, and great hiking trails—perfect for individuals who stay active despite their age. Some of the other advantages of retiring here include amazing ski resorts, several foodie spots, and lower-than-average tax burdens.

Another important reason to consider retiring in Colorado pertains to the overall well-being of the individuals who choose to live there. As reported by the United Health Foundation, the state ranks #8 in the nation with respect to overall health. In comparison with other states, individuals who reside here exercise more regularly and have lower rates of obesity. The diabetes rates are also lower than the national average.

South Carolina

Another region of the country that you may want to retire in is South Carolina. This state is known for its mild weather and is also an affordable region to settle in. It's also one of the most popular regions of America to retire in. There are tons of retirement communities, beaches to go to, and tons of golf courses to golf at. There is also a ton of historic museums and parks to explore if you or your spouse is a history buff.


If you enjoy the outdoors and find that recreational activity is a must, Maine is likely the perfect place for you to settle when you're ready to retire. The state features 97 mountains, 3,478 miles of coastline, and 17.5 million acres of forest. Irrespective of the region you settle in, you'll be relatively close to places where you can ski, hike, bicycle, boat, and/or camp. Another plus is that people aged 65 and up qualify to obtain complimentary day passes for Maine's state parks.


One final state that you should consider retiring in is Wisconsin. The state is home to friendly communities, and residents can select between small and large cities. Additionally, the cost of living and food here is below the national average. If you’re an avid golfer, you should also be aware that there are over 500 golf courses in that state.

If you're getting ready to retire soon, planning is imperative. To ensure that you know which regions of the country will provide you with the dynamic, healthy retirement lifestyle you deserve, refer to the information provided for you in this quick reference guide!

Author's Bio: 

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.