Viewers Voice: Florida not hot when it comes to retirement says new study
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CREATED May. 8, 2013 - UPDATED: May. 8, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - When it comes to retirement, one would think Florida would be on the top of the list but a new report shows our state isn't even in the top ten.
According to the latest report from Bankrate, Tennessee is the number one spot for retirement.
Bankrate looked at crime rates, cost of living, access to medical care, tax rates and average annual temperatures to come to its decision.
Florida made 19 on the list behind places like South Dakota, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Some Southwest Florida viewers have been talking about this on the Fox Four Facebook page.
Randal posted, "This is accurate if it is describing the cheapest, most affordable, economic places to retire. I wouldn't say these are the "best" place to retire."
Ursula said she moved to Florida for the warmth writing, "We lived in Kennebunk Maine until retirement, and it was a mecca for retirees. No explaining why people go where they go in retirement."
"Its what people can afford today. Maybe not their dream but the next best thing," thought Lisa.
Ann not taking offense posted, "Don't blame them, Florida is nice... but... it's not for everyone."
Oregon was last on the list after Alaska.