Which state should you retire in? (Hint: it starts with “U”)
Sit back, close your eyes and envision something with me. What does retirement look like to you? How are you spending it? But most importantly, where are you spending it?
There are many things to consider as you age. And while deciding how you are going to spend retirement is important, the question of where you are going to spend it is just as significant. Read through the questions below to determine which state is best to house your retirement.
QUESTION: Do you want to spend your golden years in the best place ever?
According to Niche, Salt Lake City was ranked #18 as the best city for outdoor activities in America. And that happens to be exactly where Summit Vista is located. Pick a direction and drive. Within 20 minutes you might find yourself in a colorful canyon or unloading the grandkids for a Sunday afternoon on the water. If outdoor activity isn’t your cup of tea, Summit Vista’s on-site bistros and restaurants and wide variety of social clubs are an excellent choice for all food connoisseurs and art enthusiasts. If having enjoyable things to do is important for your retirement, Utah is the state for you.
QUESTION: Do you want your retirement money to go a long way?
Utah was ranked #14 when it comes to cost of living. Because of this affordability, the Milken Institute reports Utah as having a low older-adult poverty and income inequality compared to other large metros. If affordable living is important for your retirement, Utah is the state for you.
QUESTION: Do you believe that health should come with care?
Utah took seventh place when it came to quality of life and healthcare according to a study done by Caring.com. Not only do elderly Utah residents have access to high-quality healthcare but Utah also offers healthcare at a price that is far below the national median. If this factor is important for your retirement, Utah is the state for you.
QUESTION: Do you want more quality of life?
A 2017 County Health Rankings study states only 9% of Utah adults are current smokers, compared to the U.S. median of 17%. In addition, Utah has low Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and obesity rates. This is thanks to the many geriatric, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and Alzheimer’s facilities that are available throughout the state. If quality of living is important for your retirement, Utah is the state for you.
Caring.com named Utah the #1 best place to age in 2017. This survey was based on Utah’s quality of life, quality of healthcare, and cost. Utah is the only state to rank in multiple categories. Utah is truly the best place for every type of retiree.
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