The first step is CONSIDER YOUR PRIORITIES. Lifestyle is a choice.
You are in control. How and where
do you want to live? Since where
you live affects how you live, lower
property taxes, advanced education,
engaging museums, theatres, historic
towns and sites are all possibilities.
Before you begin, answer these questions to help you narrow your search.
What geography inspires you?
A beach, mountain or a desert?
Which setting feels the
most like home?
Do you want to pursue a
degree or a particular hobby?
Are activities for visiting
family and friends important?
Do you prefer to be near a major
city, or escape to a
secluded natural space?
Do you plan to work
when you relocate?
Is your ideal retirement reclining
with a good book and no deadlines, or discovering new hobbies
that utilize your creativity, setting
goals and forging friendships?
Are major medical
facilities nearby important?
Everyone’s ideal retirement is
different. Identify what’s important
to you and then find a community
that has the location, amenities, af-fordability and reputation. Talk with
other people who have similar priorities and who have already made the
transition to a new place and lifestyle.
Learn from their experiences; they are
often happy to share. Visit the communities that fit your profile before
you purchase. Until you experience
them, it’s hard to know if it is the
Quality of Life