The Best Place in Florida to Retire

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In addition to quickly building its reputation as a major metropolitan hub for businesses, Tampa is also being recognized for another reason. A recent WalletHub study ranked Tampa as the best place to retire in Florida.

In 2014, The Employee Benefit Research Institute noted in their Retirement Confidence Survey that although 23 percent of workers expected to retire at age 65 only 11 percent actually did. Many of the respondents cited the cost of living as the main reason they were unable to finally quit the corporate world.

This premise led WalletHub to compare 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across four categories:

  • Affordability
  • Activities
  • Quality of Life
  • Health Care

Of course, most retirees live off a fixed income which made cost of living the most significant factor in the study. When people retire, typically,they will downsize and move to a warm, tropical location which makes furnished apartments in Tampa the ideal location to call home. Not only do you not have to worry about furnishing an apartment but the bills like electric, cable, and internet as well as rent is covered in one low monthly payment.

Tampa’s number one ranking is largely due to its overall affordability, they also scored well when it comes to recreation. In the “activities” section of the study, Tampa placed 4th right behind Orlando at No. 2 thanks to some of the best fishing in the country and its abundance of other options for active lifestyles. In addition to more fishing facilities per capita,Tampa has three top-notch sports teams, the Bucs, Rays, and Lightning, and a variety of recreational sports leagues, golf courses, and senior centers.

Cornerstone Furnished Solutions prides itself in making Tampa Florida our headquarters even though we have short and long term furnished apartments in almost every major metropolitan city in Florida including Jacksonville and Orlando.

This study simply proves that you can afford to retire in the city of your dreams. A few of our apartments in Tampa are located in the prestigious Chanelside and Westchase districts close to downtown. So, whether you are still spinning the hamster wheel or ready to relax in the best city to retire in Florida, Cornerstone has you covered.

Contact us today for more information on our city or any one of our furnished apartment locations.

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