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The time did a place like Florida or Arizona might sound obvious if you're looking for warm weather but Bankrate dot com is compiled its own list.
The best states to retire to and the results will surprise -- yes they well absolutely nothing obvious about this Chris comes a research and statistics analyst at Bankrate dot com he's with us now sit at Tennessee.
Is the best place for retirement.
Wife well and and and a lot of apple actually states they all did extremely well tennis.
Sorry West Virginia Kentucky -- -- -- well they'll kind of had that.
They had a real sweet spot with relatively warm temperatures low cost -- living relatively low taxes.
And as important probably talk a little bit about how we -- our ranking because it is so much different.
You know and everyone has their own list of places for they'd like to be when they retire some people need to be in Britain need to be near the beach you know some people.
Need to be near their their family.
Like my aunt and uncle they were part of that migration from the midwest hit to the southwest primarily for the weather.
For what we did this it's really hard account for all those personal tastes so we picked a core set of questions we think that everyone should be asking themselves when -- decide to retire things like.
I would -- have the best Texas medical care.
-- -- have the Iowa State and local taxes.
Costs a living crime was it was an issue in Tennessee's got a high crimes and tennis scene that was -- one real not Tennessee and into Louisiana both had high crime rates really high primaries but everything else extremely well.
Low taxes low -- a living.
Think about how important it is for folks who are on a fixed income -- We'll particularly moved to Virginia North Carolina court a war between your surgeon and didn't articles there that hole and it around Research Triangle as some of the best health care that you get.
In the country and you know I think about Nashville since Tennessee's number one national has incredible on health care yeah.
Available for -- you talk about that whole area it it is they they hit a lot of good spots for -- questions we're asking.
Haven't had didn't want to kind of make the top ten now that the Jeffries -- I know offenses but all the people in the -- -- people wanna Riordan's drill for some shale oil in there.
-- 75 today and a foot.
The Dakotas -- that really long I was a big surprise for us maybe not for the folks who live there but for myself -- -- I wasn't expecting them to have our top ten.
That's why it's fun -- kind of play around the statistics and see what what shows up.
Yes I think kind of cemetery by if you can get past the weather and both of those states there's a lot alike and -- of the Dakota seat you'll find.
Extremely low taxes low costs a living relatively.
You'll find when you -- -- access to medical care hospitals per capita.
You're gonna find.
Really good rankings -- north and South Dakota was life like there and if you're very old you can drive their access to the North Dakota the flat roads which could be dangerous actually it's like Florida you know votes come meant that much.
-- -- -- -- This case that a serious question to wrap it up because it's come uninteresting that all these states -- and high rankings.
But are people actually retiring in them you know -- and they're not carving knives that that's that's a that's a really good question asked.
This ranking was really based on the questions of people should be asking where they're going.
You can expect Sunbelt Florida airs on in places that we you see them going and I think I think that the lesson from all this is to realize that a lot of folks.
May not be making that pure financial and and medical statistical calculation when they're going may have I dream of where they want to be they wanna be in Florida's beaches they want to be in the deserts in the southwest.
And we're not saying don't go to those places were saying if you do go to those places prepare financially -- in a little bit more expensive than some of the other places in the country.
And the one thing you forgot about all of those kind of mid Atlantic states and southern states people are awfully nice they are.
And they sure are well nicer than anywhere else in the country -- it's.
We're very nice here in New York currently Josh and that if -- -- sorry if I'm Josh stops if thanks for coming and thank you.
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