Even though Juan Ponce de León never found exactly what he was looking for – he did discover one of the most beautiful areas in the country, an area that many retirees flock to in order to relax and rediscover their youth.
Here are six of the many reasons why people love retiring in Northeast Florida, aside from the beautiful weather and the abundance of sunshine.
6. Northeast Florida is a Vacation Destination
Thankfully there are many airports in the area, both domestic and international so that your friends and family can visit at any time. There are so many things to do in Florida, which makes it a popular travel spot – especially if there is family to stay with. During the cold and snowy months back in other parts of the country, expect lots of visitors.
5. An Active Adult Community
If you’re looking to settle down in an Active Adult Community, Northeast Florida has a range of options for every taste and every budget. After managing your own home for so many years, it’s relaxing to live in a social community that is managed by others, and has all the amenities and services you would need to live a comfortable and happy life.
4. The Healthcare Options in Northeast Florida are Vast
Thanks to many other retirees moving to the area, most health services are geared towards that age group. Having top-notch health care providers available all over Northeast Florida, there’s a sense of safety and reassurance that you don’t get everywhere in the country.
3. No Income Tax
In all of Florida, there is no estate tax, no state income tax, and no inheritance tax. This is important, especially if you’re on a fixed income. You want to live someplace where your money is worth more, and luckily Florida has a very low cost of living. It pays to be able to save for more important things, like traveling and visiting family.
2. Recreational Activities
The tremendous amount of recreational activities in the Northeastern part of Florida attracts people of all ages. Retirees will have more time to play golf, learn a new water sport, take up fishing, spend the day boating, or starting to go on early morning runs or after dinner walks. The key to staying happy and healthy as you age is to stay active, and you’re in the right place to do so.
1. So Much to Do
Florida has such a diverse culture and many differing landscapes, that you can learn so many new things about the world without even having to leave the state. There is just so much to see and to do here. It’s a great place to vacation to, but it’s also a great place to live because every day feels like a vacation.
Lisa Barton, the owner of Lisa Barton Team Ponte Vedra Beach - Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners, is a top real estate agent in Ponte Vedra Beach and the surrounding communities. Lisa specializes in luxury real estate sales, including gated communities, waterfront properties, and estate homes. A graduate from the University of Florida and George Mason University, Lisa currently resides in Marsh Landing with her husband.