Retirement is a new phase of life, and, for many, a chance to consider new surroundings. Forbes has a new list of 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. Data sifted through included housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for walkability, bicycling and volunteering. Forbes also looked at economic data with an eye toward a “working” retirement. Cities are listed in alphabetical order. And Blacksburg, VA made the list!
5. Blacksburg, VA
Trivia: Named two centuries ago for town’s founder.
Pros: College town (Virginia Tech), strong economy, cost of living 7% below national average, average home price $210,000, mild climate, low crime.