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Best Places to Retire Articles

Are you looking to retire in Florida? Arizona? Near the mountains? Anywhere with four-season recreation? Seniors, 55+ active adults, and retirees have diverse tastes and specific checklists when it comes to finding a retirement community to call home. The articles here provide a variety of "best of" lists for those seeking more information regarding various categories of best places to retire. 

Great Places to Retire Near Spring Training

With baseball season right around the corner, we’ve created a list of some of the best places to retire that offer quick access to spring training games of some of your favorite Major League Baseball teams.

Best Places to Retire Near Colonial Williamsburg, VA

With quality healthcare, great tax benefits, and wonderful year-round climate, active adults find a lot to love about this delightful little gem trapped in time. Here are a few of the best places to retire near Colonial Williamsburg, VA.   

How to Choose the Best Retirement Community

Choosing the right retirement community can seem like a difficult task, but it doesn't have to be! Learn which factors to consider when researching retirement communities.

Embrace the Gem State: Why You Should Move to Idaho

From breathtaking natural landscapes to a thriving economy and strong sense of community, this article shares some highlights of The Gem State and top reasons why Idaho is an exceptional state to call home.

Affordable Retirement Communities in Virginia

Often listed as one of the best states to retire in, Virginia checks a lot of boxes for retirees. Thanks to its affordability, quality of life, access to healthcare, and more, Virginia has a lot to offer. In this article, we’ll look at a few of the more affordable retirement communities in Virginia.

Revealed: The Best Communities Near Goodyear, Arizona

There is no shortage of lifestyle communities for families, active adults, and retirees in or near Goodyear, Arizona. With great schools, world-class golf, 300+ days of sunshine, and plenty of entertainment and recreation with proximity to both the big city and the mountains, check out these communities in or near Goodyear, AZ.

Top Communities in the ‘Best and Most Affordable Places to Retire'

In this article, we’ll spotlight five of the places that made’s list and offer information on the surrounding lifestyle communities featured on PCR’s site.

Why You Should Move to Arkansas

While many people may not even realize it, there are a lot of things that make Arkansas a unique and desirable place to live. Popular for its natural beauty, charming towns, vacation spots, spa cities, and retirement destinations, here are some reasons why you should move to Arkansas.

A Look Inside Margaritaville Retirement Communities

If you’re looking for a change of scenery as you prepare to spend your golden years, perhaps a retirement change in latitudes and attitudes is also in order. Take a look inside these Margaritaville retirement communities inspired by the laid-back Jimmy Buffet lifestyle.

Best Private Communities with Four Season Recreation

If you’re looking to retire to a region of fluctuating temps and shifting scenery, here are some of the best private communities with four season recreation.  

Best Places to Retire in the West

If you feel your destiny is beginning to manifest as you close in on retirement, and it’s calling you westbound, here is a list of the best places to retire in the western U.S.  

Best Places to Retire in the Georgia Mountains

Explore the best places to retire in the Georgia mountains.   


Top 10 Best Retirement States for Golfers

As you prepare to officially call it a career and transition to a life of golf, leisure, fun recreational activities, country club spoils...and more golf, here’s a list of the top retirement states for golfers to help kick-start your search.      

The Best Ski Towns to Retire In

Attention all rippers with a penchant to ply the pow-pow. Or in less gnar, more formal terms, if you’re an active adult closing in on retirement who enjoys skiing, you may be looking for advice on some of the best ski communities to call home. Read on! Here, we’ll get waist deep and explore a few of the best ski towns to retire in.   

Best 55+ Communities in Arizona

If you're looking for a warm year-round climate coupled with gorgeous landscapes and plenty of stimulating activities, it’s tough to beat the Grand Canyon State. Here's a list of what we think are some of the best 55+ communities in Arizona.   

Best Golf Communities in Texas

For active adults, retirees, or just straight up golf lovers looking for permanent or vacation living rooted in the Texas country club lifestyle, here’s your guide to a few of the best golf communities in Texas.    

The Autumn Years: Best States to Retire For Fall Foliage

As the leaves change over to their vast and vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold, many autumn lovers flock to prime locations for premium foliage viewing. But if you choose to retire in one of these states, you’ll find a community with an annual autumnal paradise right in your backyard.

Final Opportunity to Own a Home in Wildgrass

Now is your final opportunity to own a home in the new, luxury gated community of Wildgrass.

Live the Good Life at GlenRiddle

If you’re looking for luxury living in a gated resort-style community, you will find it at GlenRiddle in Berlin, Maryland. Read more about this Ocean City-area community.

Second Homes in Private Communities Sometimes Hidden Gems

There's a whole other world of master-planned communities that often go unnoticed by even the most savvy second home seeker. Buyers from all over America can miss these opportunities because they often do not appear on public multiple listing service (MLS) databases sorted by zip code, price point and other search terms designed to appeal to a wider variety of shoppers.