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Abilene is 1 of 25 Best Places to Retire in America – According to Forbes

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After being listed as one of the windiest cities in America, and as top destination in Texas, Abilene has made another top list – this time as one of the best places to retire. In fact, Forbes Magazine have listed the ‘Key City’ as one of 25 best places to retire in America.

The list by Forbes, which is in no particular order, was comprised by sifting through more than 400 cites from every state. Then, economic factors were taken into account, including overall cost of living and home prices as compared to national averages and general state tax climates for retirees.

Abilene made the list because of it’s strong economy, warm climate, the cost of living being 13% below the national average, and a low average home price. Now, the one knock that Abilene got, was that it’s not a very walkable city meaning there are not a lot of ways in town to get around on foot.

Not only did Abilene make this list, but 3 other Texas cities made it as well.

25 Best Places to Retire in America

  • Abilene, Texas
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Austin, Texas
  • Bellingham, Washington
  • Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Brevard, North Carolina
  • Cape Coral, Florida
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Clemson, South Carolina
  • Fargo, North Dakota
  • Fredricksburg, Texas
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Ogden, Utah
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Port Saint Lucie, Florida
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Angelo, Texas
  • State College, Pennsylvania
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Venice, Florida

I’ve said it plenty of times before – Abilene may not be the best city in the world for single people, but it’s the perfect place to raise a family or retire.

Are you surprised that Abilene made this list?

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