It isn’t exactly shocking to hear that among the states most popular with retirees, Florida is always at the top of the list—and rightfully so, with its balmy weather and beautiful beaches.
But 1,350 miles of coastline leaves out-of-state transplants with a big decision: where within the state do you choose to live out your best years?
SmartAsset, a personal finance company, has crunched the numbers so you don’t have to. According to a new report that takes into account taxes, healthcare, and quality of life, the best place to retire in the Sunshine State is Naples.
The charming Gulf Coast town on the southwest corner of Florida has long been a paradise for retirees (51 percent of the current population are seniors). In addition to the city’s rich cultural offerings, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, and gorgeous beach sunsets, Naples scored high marks for its relatively low tax rates, ratio of doctors’ offices per 1,000 people (28.4), and number of recreation centers per 1,000 people (9.7).