So Here Are the 5 Top Places in Florida for Retirees in 2017
In No Particular Order
Punta Gorda, Oviedo, Naples, Dunedin and
Punta Gorda is exactly the kind of town that many retirees dream about when they think about moving to Florida. There's a beautiful large public park with a fishing pier, waterfront gazebo, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, basketball courts, children's playground and pickleball courts, all right on the harbor overlooking the water. Located right next to the park is Fisherman's Village, a long enclosed wharf that houses many popular waterfront shops, pubs and restaurants. In addition to the unique shopping and dining, numerous live music events and annual festivals are also enjoyed by the community at Fisherman's Wharf.
Punta Gorda would also be a great place to retire if you're looking to buy your boat a home. Or maybe you've been a land-lubber all your working life and now your dream is to move to Florida and buy a yacht. Or a kayak. Either way you're likely to find plenty of places that will be ideal in Punta Gorda because this area has lots of waterfront homes with docks and access to Charlotte bay and the Gulf. There's also less expensive homes and condos that aren't waterfront but enjoy access to boat ramps on the area's waterways. Yes, there are also lots of golf courses in this area.
Punta Gorda has been one of the best places to live in Florida for a long time. It was first named as a best place to live in Florida over two decades ago by Money Magazine. Located in Southwest Florida just a short ride from numerous Gulf of Mexico beaches, Punta Gorda may provide you with exactly the kind of retirement you've been dreaming of.