Is Florida a good place to retire? Several million seniors seem to think so. And for beach- and outdoor-loving retirees, the Sunshine State’s southwest region is a treasure trove of natural beauty, refined pleasures, cultural delights, and unparalleled relaxation.
Encompassing Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades, Florida’s Paradise Coast is a breathtaking and idyllic destination, where pristine beaches of soft white sand meet the tranquil, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The region stands out as a haven to enjoy life’s next chapter.
Beaches (and Birds) That Beckon
Southwest Florida boasts comfortable year-round weather that beckons retirees seeking respite from cold winters. The mild temperatures provide an inviting backdrop for outdoor activities; from leisurely walks along the shore, to exploring nature trails, and golfing on world-class courses.
With its 30 miles of pristine coastline, Florida’s Paradise Coast is a sanctuary for beach enthusiasts. From the powdery sands of Naples Beach to the serene waters of Marco Island, retirees can bask in the beauty of its azure waters and breathtaking sunsets.
Beyond the beaches, the Paradise Coast boasts a diverse ecosystem, including Everglades National Park, where visitors can explore unique wetlands, spot wildlife, and embark on thrilling airboat rides. The region’s lush greenery and vibrant tropical landscapes provide opportunities for outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Feast on the Finest Seafood
Florida’s geographical advantage grants it easy access to abundant fresh, local seafood. Naples, in particular, is celebrated for its outstanding seafood scene. Menus are rich with fish and seafood options, showcasing favorites like grouper, Florida shrimp, and stone crab.
For retirees, living in this area it is an opportunity for delicious dining and embracing a healthier lifestyle by savoring the ocean’s bounty. (Fin-tastic fact: The American Heart Association suggests eating fish, around 6 ounces per serving, at least twice a week to boost brain and heart health.)
A Wealth of Tax Benefits
Why do people retire in Florida? Besides having gorgeous beaches, plenty of sunshine, and tasty seafood, a favorable tax climate also helps the state rank high on the list of retirement destinations. Florida’s lack of state income tax and homestead exemptions for property taxes provide financial relief for retirees. This means you can stretch your retirement dollars further and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Florida’s Paradise Coast: A Retirement Dream Realized
From its year-round temperate climate and stunning beaches to its abundance of fresh seafood and favorable tax advantages, retiring in Florida is a slice of heaven beckoning older adults seeking a fulfilling lifestyle. If you’re considering a move and looking to trade winter blues for sunlit skies and embrace a vibrant coastal community, Florida’s Paradise Coast is an alluring destination.
Lavish Coastal Living in Naples: The Glenview at Pelican Bay
If you’re still wondering, “Why retire in Florida?” consider luxury coastal living and seamlessly aging in place at one of Naples’ most exclusive senior lifestyle, beach communities: The Glenview at Pelican Bay.
Residents are sole equity owners in our nonprofit LifeCare Community, which includes a residence for life, coupled with lifelong health and nursing care at our acclaimed Premier Place skilled nursing and rehabilitation health center. You’ll benefit from priority access to medical care, whether planned or unexpected, as long as you reside at The Glenview.
In addition to home ownership and elegant services and amenities, The Glenview residents also become a Pelican Bay Foundation member. Perks and benefits include a sprawling 25,000-square-foot Pelican Bay Community Center along with a private beach, four Gulf-side dining restaurants, premier tennis facilities, upscale shopping, and preserved natural refuges.
Contact us to schedule a personal tour or learn about retiring at our beautiful senior lifestyle community.
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