Gone are the days when Florida and Arizona presented the most viable options for people looking to retire to somewhere. Today there is a global market for those looking to settle down once they've put their careers behind them. Whether your preferences are based on price, climate, or culture, these ten places are all worth looking into if you want to get a head start on planning where you want to spend the most chill years of your life.
Long Beach Island, NJ
"Long Beach Island has some of the clearest water I've seen in New Jersey," Leatherman says. The 18-mile-long barrier island has several beaches and communities to choose from, and the water temperature is ideal. "It's pretty much in the high 70s, maybe low 80s," Leatherman says. "Water temperature in Jersey is good." Leatherman also recommends making a stop at Barnegat Lighthouse, a beautiful spot on the northern tip of the island.
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