June 16th, 2015 10:09 AM by Leonard Silvestri
If you imagine spending your later years in a sun-filled paradise, then opting to retire in South Florida should be the number one choice on your list. Imagine a land flowing with warm beaches, tropical waters, affordable luxuries and all the amenities of home - and then some. There's more than one reason this coastal state has been drawing retirees for decades.
There's is never a shortage of things to do in South Florida. Sporting games, concerts, restaurants, bars, museums, parks and more will keep you busy exploring all it has to offer. And for those days where you want to keep it relaxed but still get outdoors there's always a day at the beach.
You've seen your fair share of seasons and shoveled your way through mountains worth of snow. Trade in snow days for sunny days in a state that averages 246 sun-drenched days a year.
Yes, you heard that right. Florida has no state income tax, no inheritance tax and no estate tax. Need we say more?
Especially during those winter months. Don't fret about never seeing loved ones again. You'll have more trouble getting them to leave than convincing them to visit.
South Florida is one of the most diverse economies in the United States with a lifestyle to meet every budget. The housing market highly differs based on location, amenities and other factors. And in this corner of Florida, it's possible to live like a king even when you're carefully counting your gold.
Florida is one of the world's biggest vacation destinations. Lucky you, you get to live in it. Book an oceanview suite in nearby Miami for a little staycation or travel to the west coast to take in some stunning sunsets. And did we mention we have Disney World?
Whether you want to visit friends in your hometown for a week or whisk away to Paris, South Florida is a traveler's dream with direct flights all over the globe from Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Palm Beach International Airport.
The art community in South Florida is booming! The last Saturday of every month brings artists, designers and cultural enthusiasts out in force at the FAT Village Art Walk. Or visit the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach for paintings by Picasso and other great artists. Then every year at the beginning of December, celebrities all pour into Miami for world famous Art Basal.
South Florida offers residents a plethora of health care options to meet any and all needs. Florida Blue offers plans for individuals, families, group and medicare to keep you happy and healthy.
The people of South Florida are a true community rich in culture and diversity. Friends are easy to come by in this state where a large number of its residents fall in the active 55+ range. It's a melting pot of people from all other 49 states and many other countries. A sense of social community is fostered through activities, groups and meetups that cater to every creed and interest. Trust us - you'll have more to do and more friends than you'll know what to do with!