8. South Dakota
South Dakota’s low temperatures are undeniable, but older adults may find the state’s third lowest tax burden in the country to be a fair trade off. S.D. also has a quality health care system and low crime rate. The property and violent crime rates fell almost eight percent from 2012 to 2013.
South Dakota also offers its residents plenty of recreational activities. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Black Hills and Badlands National Park are all popular sites for retirees to enjoy.