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SELECTING A RETIREMENT LOCATION
Ivan Gillis
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SELECTING A RETIREMENT LOCATION

 

If you and yours are just starting the retirement location selection process, the following web site is a good place to start.

 

http://www.usnews.com/directories/retirement

 

Their directions for use are:

The 2008 version of our search tool allows you to rank and analyze more than 2,000 locations throughout the United States, according to various criteria including cost of living, healthcare, climate, and recreation. To create a customized list of cities based on your criteria, answer each category that appeals to you. (Categories that do not interest you can be ignored and will not be factored into the rankings.) When you're done click the "Rank Results" button to display the rankings. Click the locations that interest you for detailed information, or browse them state by state.

Narrow your search by answering one, some or all categories.

Depending on your questionarre, it will return a list of locations, with the percentage rating it met your enquiry.

The city listed are also clickable to provide more in depth information such as:

Stafford, Texas

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This city is in southeastern Texas.

Climate

Stafford's summers are hot, with plenty of precipitation, and winters are mild.

Cultural Attractions

Plays, concerts, seminars, and more are presented at the Stafford Civic Centre.

Geography

Stafford is near Houston, to the southwest.

Historical

Santa Ana and his men stayed in town for a night on their way to San Jacinto; in the morning, Ana's troops burned the town.

Recreation

Four country clubs are located in the immediate area.

Location Details

Weather

 

Average January high/low temperature (?)

53.5 ° / 30.51 °

Average July high/low temperature (?)

93.4 ° / 70.36 °

Precipitation (?)

45.28 in. /yr.

% Sunny days per year (?)

25 %

Index score for various storm types (lower is better) (?)

310

Index score for air quality (lower is better) (?)

89

Cost of Living

 

Median home price (?)

$ 179,450

Median household income, age 55 to 75 (?)

$52451.0

Median household income, all ages(?)

$49413

Maximum state income tax (?)

0 %

State sales tax (?)

8.25 %

Recreational & Cultural Activities

 

Area of square miles of parkland/greenspace (?)

N/A

Number of public golf courses within the county (?)

5

Number of private golf courses within the county (?)

31

Number of public swimming pools within 15 miles of the location(?)

34

Health clubs, studios & gymnasiums within 15 miles of the location(?)

168

Number of sports teams within the county (?)

0

Number of movie theaters within the county (?)

8

Number of libraries within the county (?)

11

Number of museums within the county (?)

4

Number of college and universities that reside within the county (?)

0

Population & Demographics

 

Total population (?)

19,825

Population density (?)

3,791 people/mi.²

Population trends (Percentage growth/decline of the 55+ population) (?)

232.7% growth

Population over 55 (?)

4,048 people

Education (?)

35 % have a college degree

Health

 

Number of hospitals within the county (?)

10

Number of clinics within the county (?)

59

Number of elder care facilities within the county (?)

80

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