Top 10 States to Retire In

These 10 states beat Florida by a long shot

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Despite popular belief, Florida isn’t the best state to retire in. In fact, according to a survey by Bankrate, the sunny land isn’t even in the top 10. Florida comes in at number 28, while more northern and cooler states fill the more favorable spots. If your, or your parents, are nearing retirement and looking to move, consider these areas of the country. The following states seem to have a good balance of “low costs of living, strong health care systems, low crime and tax rates, comfortable temperatures, low humidity and lots of sun.”

[Related: ‘Phased Retirement’ Growing Popular Among Baby Boomers]

10. Nebraska

Nebraska ranks above the national average for well-being based on scores from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index. The state also offers quality health care and a low cost of living. Although Nebraska is known for its snow, Bankrate reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found some parts, like Valentine, to get almost as much sunshine as Tampa, Florida.

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