10 Best States to Retire 2012

best-states-for-retirementMoney Rates columnist, Richard Barrington, cites some surprising states in this year’s list. For example, have you considered South Dakota for a retirement haven?

Seniors tend to choose retirement areas for their own reasons, such as proximity to family and friends, cultural attractions and natural beauty. Money Rates includes senior population growth, economic conditions, crime rate, climate and life expectancy to assist people in objectively determining the best state for them to retire in.

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For more on how other states placed, please see Money Rate’s list of 10 Worst Places to Retire and the full 50-state rankings.

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