Reno Makes Best Places to Retire 2017 List by Livability.com
Each year, Livability.com releases their list of the best cities to retire to in the US. While some seniors wish to retire in the same location they’ve lived all their lives, others want to make a change. More and more retirees look to continue an active lifestyle well into their later years. So, it’s not surprising that Reno made the Best Places to Retire 2017 list.
Reno Makes Best Places to Retire 2017 List
Livability.com is an online magazine that gathers data about different cities across the country. If you want to find out why people move, where the best health care can be found or which cities offer the best schools, Livability.com can tell you. To determine who makes the Best Places to Retire 2017 list, they took several factors into consideration. First, they looked at available health care. Then, they added in the cost of living, housing costs, crime rates, and weather. Finally, they researched access to recreational activities. When all was said and done, Reno ranked #2 on the list. Only Walnut Creek, CA beat them.
Livability found that seniors look for big-city amenities without the hustle and bustle of big-city living. Multiple casinos offer 24/7 entertainment. However, Reno provides so much more for its residents. Some of the major events that take place throughout the year include the Reno River Festival in May, the El Dorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival in June, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in July and August. Also in August, you’ll find things like Burning Man and Hot August Nights taking place in and around the city. Come September, you won’t want to miss the Great Reno Balloon Festival. And September’s Street Vibrations Fall Rally gives Sturgis a run for its money, too.
A mostly moderate climate means hiking, bicycling, and outdoor sports can take place just about any time of year. For skiers and snowboarders, Mount Rose sits less than half an hour away from downtown Reno. Most of Lake Tahoe’s world class ski resorts take less than an hour to drive to as well. Fifty top-notch golf courses operate within a 90-minute drive of Reno. With the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop, staying indoors is harder than going outside.
Our low taxes definitely helped Reno make the Best Places to Retire 2017 list. Nevada does not collect income taxes. Social Security benefits aren’t taxed either. Sales taxes don’t apply to food or drugs. And property taxes rank far below the national average.
It’s no surprise that Reno made Livability’s Best Places to Retire 2017 list. What do you like best about Reno? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.