Published by Coco Taylor, Director of Enjoyment
I’m not sure whether you are aware of this or not, but humans and dogs are not the same. Sure, there are some similarities between our two species. For instance, we both exercise (less than we should), sleep (more than we should), and love (exactly the right amount). However, there are also some major differences between us.
And while I assure you that these differences are not insurmountable, they can make things awkward sometimes. For example, did you know that humans consider the traditional doggy greeting (AKA butt sniffing) to be very rude? I did not know this until very recently, when my favorite human, Debbie Taylor, informed me that humans prefer to be politely greeted with a single paw. Although, I was initially very confused, as I was just trying to obtain very crucial information about her new friends, I now understand that our two species possess some cultural differences!
Recently, I made yet another faux-paus when writing this article, Coco’s 4 Best Places to Retire in the USA. Apparently, most humans do not consider a nice quiet mountain with plenty of sheep to be the ideal place to retire. Quelle surprise! I was shocked when Debbie explained
that my initial draft, which included detailed write-ups of the 4 best mountains and their local sheep herds, was not what she was looking for (contact me if you would like to read the original version). Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I present to you the 4 Best Places to Retire in the USA (specifically for humans, no sheep included).
1. Cape Coral, Florida
With a warm, sunny climate and tax friendly status, Florida has many popular retirement destinations. Cape Coral (city population: 183,365) is especially unique due to its waterway access, which provides 400 miles of canals for activities like boating and fishing. Additionally, Cape Coral is home to beaches, golf courses, and tennis courts.
2. Savannah, Georgia
Georgia boasts warm weather, low living costs, and the best peaches that money can buy. Meanwhile, Savannah (city population: 146,444) is both beautiful and historic in its architecture, with a still-operating lighthouse to match. Most importantly, the city possesses many restaurants and museums for entertainment.
3. Lexington, Kentucky
While horse and bourbon lovers may already appreciate this great state, Kentucky’s tax friendly status and temperate weather should make you seriously consider retiring here. Lexington (population: 321,959) in particular boasts 6 public golf courses, 100+ parks, and a 734-acre nature preserve with 10+ miles of hiking trails. Additionally, Lexington is home to many cultural events and fairs, including the Festival of the Bluegrass (Kentucky’s oldest bluegrass music festival).
If you are a fan of cold weather, Maine is the place for you. Portland (population: 647,805) boasts a lively downtown with restaurants, theatres, and museums. Moreover, Portland is home to the best donut shop on the East Coast (according to Caroline Taylor) called Voodoo Doughnuts, and the flagship L.L. Bean store is nearby (it features a gigantic L.L. Bean duck boot that is perfect for a photo op).
In conclusion, although these 4 places are no sheep-filled mountaintops, some humans might find them to be great places to retire. As always, feel free to contact us at Taylor Financial Group with any questions about where you might look to retire.
Till next time,
P.S. The famed L.L. Bean duck boot is pictured below. Definitely something for your bucket list if you are a true L.L. Bean fan!