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That’s right, Money Magazine has named Georgetown on their list of The 8 Best Places to Retire.
Here’s the list:
Catalina Foothills, Arizona
Palm Desert City, California
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Northfield Township, Illinois
Bonita Springs, Florida
Minnetonka City, Minnesota
Clarkstown, New York
How Did They Pick Georgetown?
“To pick the retirement destinations noted here, we put the greatest weight on health and safety, cost of living, housing and economic factors, as well as the percentage of residents age 50 or above.”
Population 50-plus: 46.3%
Days of sunshine a year: 229
Median home price: $289,855
Here’s an excerpt from the article about Georgetown
“The town is famous for its miles of fields of red poppy flowers. It hosts the Red Poppy Festival each year, which attracts tens of thousands of people. Gardeners can even pick up your own poppy seeds at the Georgetown visitor center and grow your own blooms.
“Another well-known feature of Georgetown you can enjoy as a retiree is Sun City Texas, the county’s largest retirement community. The sprawling property is home to around 11,500 residents and features resort-quality amenities, with six swimming pools and 12 tennis courts. There’s a community library and a farmer’s market every Tuesday morning. One of the perks? It’s only 10 minutes from downtown and about 30 miles from Austin — so when you want a break from suburban living, there’s a diverse city close by to explore.”