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The Best Places to Retire in 2014

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Today’s retirees are living longer and remaining more active than ever before, and this means that they want a lot from the communities in which they choose to retire. Although many American cities provide a wealth of amenities for retirees, some are undoubtedly better than others.

Forbes magazine recently released their list of best places to retire in 2014, and we’re proud to say that Oklahoma City made the list! Forbes went on to say that Oklahoma City is a clean, modern city where retirees can enjoy an excellent quality of life. The state tax climate is attractive to retirees, and the city offers plenty of cultural amenities as well as opportunities for community involvement through volunteering. Plus, the cost of living in our great city is seven percent below the national average.

If you have an aging parent or loved one who has retired in Oklahoma City and you are concerned about their health and safety at home, learn more about in-home care in Oklahoma City before checking out some of the country’s other great options for retirement:

Auburn Alabama

Residents of this classic southern town enjoy a cost of living that is 11 percent lower than the national average. The crime rate is low, and the presence of a university means that there are plenty of cultural opportunities.

Bellingham Washington

Although the cost of living in this picturesque coastal village is nine percent higher than the national average, most residents find that the extra cost is worth it. Bellingham offers excellent air quality, a low crime rate, and lots of boutique dining and gallery options.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces enjoys a warm, dry climate, a cost of living that is eight percent lower than the national average, and a thriving economy. It’s also home to as state university and close to the Mexican border for those who like to take trips into Mexico.

San Angelo, Texas

With a warm climate and a cost of living that is nine percent less than the national average, San Angelo has much to offer retirees. The economy is booming, and average home prices are very low.

Did we get you thinking about part-time or live-in care for an aging parent or loved one? Reach out to Home Care Assistance and learn how our caregivers are helping enhance quality of life for retirees in Oklahoma City and Edmond. Call 405-285-4191 to request more information or to schedule a complimentary, in-home consultation.

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