4 of the 5 most affordable retirement spots are in this state

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When 55places.com, an online resource for active adult communities in the U.S., identified the most affordable places to retire in 2019, one sun-drenched state — Florida — stood out by landing four of the top five spots.

But not the No. 1 perch, which went to the most populous city in a much chillier Midwestern state: Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

To craft its list, 55places considered the cost of living, median home prices, state tax laws, local health-care options, the availability of 55-plus communities and public transit options. According to the site, “the cities named not only offer reasonable housing costs, but also provide exciting amenities and healthy living options.”

Sources: 55places.com, Zillow.com, Avalara.com

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