You know your town best – is it a great place for someone 50 and up to live a good life? There are tons of reports on the Internet about the best places to live and retire. Sites like Sperling, Money magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, and so on use similar scoring techniques primarily based on health, economy, and access to cultural activities; but is that all we care about?
By the way, I’m not sure why these studies differentiate between LIVE and RETIRE as if once we RETIRE we don’t LIVE anymore. Personally, I don’t want to survive … I want to thrive!
I think the most important aspect of a place to call home is that it supports our passion for living, our purpose. I’m not talking about climbing mountains; I’m talking about the things that make us feel ALIVE – feel joy! Maybe you love pottery; or perhaps your passion is refinishing furniture; or you just like to sit on the porch and read a good book while enjoying a cool summer breeze; or maybe you do like climbing mountains. Whatever makes you feel ALIVE, the place you live needs to have the resources and geography to support your passion.
Is your hometown a great place to thrive?
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Money’s Best Places to Retire
The World’s 12 Best Places to Live or Retire in 2016
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