6: Henderson, Nevada
Like Arizona, Social Security is not taxed in Nevada which makes it a top choice for retirees on a budget.
Health care and assisted living centers are affordable
and the general cost of living in Henderson is roughly on par with the rest of the country.
Henderson is particularly attractive due to its location.
Henderson residents can enjoy the first-class dining, world-renowned entertainment,
and the most happening nightlife in the country in Las Vegas, located just 20 miles away.
A high percentage of healthy retirees residing here indicates a lively and active community.
Henderson is loaded with parks, recreational facilities, and nearby local attractions like Lake Mead.
Residents can head here for water sports like fishing, boating, and waterskiing.
Henderson is also a very scenic place
and has been graced with hiking trails which allow active retirees to fully appreciate their Golden Years.
7: Port St. Lucie, Florida
This east coast city is primely located equidistant between Miami and Orlando.
Port St. Lucie is a water-lovers haven.
It's got miles of sandy coastline and the Port St. Lucie River, lined by the ever-popular Riverwalk Boardwalk.
This is the place to fish – conveniently located right in the town center.
There are several large and well-known retirement communities including Tradition and PGA Village.
Apartment buildings full of amenities and gated communities are other popular choices among retired residents.
The median home value is an affordable $214,000.
Low crime rates, low cost of living, and no state income tax are other perks for retirees
(especially if you want to maintain a part-time job).
Lastly, there's absolutely no shortage of golf courses – the city claims at least 15!
Fun fact: The New York Mets also host their spring training in Port St. Lucie.
8: Mobile, Alabama
Retirees looking for a highly enjoyable lifestyle loaded with southern charm
for far less than the average city should look no further than Mobile, Alabama.
The cost of living in Alabama is one of the lowest in the country,
especially when it comes to real estate and health care.
This Gulf Coast city is a great alternative if you find the real estate prices too high in other waterfront cities.
Mobile is located on Mobile Bay which opens up to the even grander Gulf of Mexico.
The median home value in Mobile is around $116,000, making this an uber-affordable place to snatch up new property.
Hot summers and mild winters mean residents enjoy many of their days on Mobile's beaches and scenic coast.
Then, there's the historic downtown which hosts plenty of events, festivals,
and concerts ensuring there's never a dull moment in the south.
9: Jackson, Mississippi
We like this southern state for its tax-friendly laws for retirees.
Not only does the state of Mississippi not tax Social Security benefits,
it also doesn't touch any other qualified retirement income.
Retiring here means holding on to more of your money than you would in other states.
What's so great about Jackson in particular?
It's cultured and historic.
The Freedom Trail runs right through the city with many significant Civil War sites.
Jackson also hosts a number of competitive dance and ballet competitions,
attracting professionals from all over the world.
It claims lots of interesting museums like the Mississippi Agriculture Museum and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
Best of all, Jackson is very affordable for retirees on a budget.
The cost of living is 11% below the national average and the median listed home price is a low $129,500.
An affordable and comfortable lifestyle is completely possible in Jackson.
10: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
If you're main objectives aren't sandy beaches and a mild year-round climate, Pittsburgh could be an excellent choice.
Pennsylvania is very tax friendly with Social Security.
Most other retirement incomes are excluded from taxation.
The cost of living is on par with the rest of the nation, but that's certainly not true when it comes to real estate.
The median home value is around $145,000; inexpensive compared to the national average.
If retirees can tolerate the cold winters, there's plenty to do in The Steel City.
Attractions like the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
and the Andy Warhol Museum will satisfy those with a love for science and art.
There's also the beautiful Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
for when you crave a little Mother Nature in the midst of the city.
Sports fans will love joining the football fans who faithfully support their team at Heinz Stadium every fall.