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Retirement Places Rated What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve

ISBN-10: 0470089598
ISBN-13: 9780470089590
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: David Savageau
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Description: The bestselling guide to the best places to retire in the United States. Completely revised and updated, Retirement Places Rated is an indispensable reference for the estimated 40 million Americans who will be 65 or older by 2010. Dividing the  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The bestselling guide to the best places to retire in the United States. Completely revised and updated, Retirement Places Rated is an indispensable reference for the estimated 40 million Americans who will be 65 or older by 2010. Dividing the United States into 18 regions and 200 cities, towns, and counties, retirement quality-of-life expert David Savageau draws a detailed statistical portrait of each locale, ranking each for cost of living, climate, crime, services, employment opportunities, and leisure and recreational amenities. A rundown of the top 30 overall retirement places along with assessment tools, easy-to-read graphs and charts, interpretive commentaries by the author, and extensive appendices help retirees evaluate their relocation choices and make the right move. For the seventh edition, new features include: 22 new places A new chapter on housing, with data on shelter choices (homes, condos, apartments, and mobile homes), plus home prices and property taxes An expanded ambience chapter, and new data on age, education, politics, and diversity An expanded services chapter, with new data on air travel, physician specialties, and hospital services Easy-to-use relocation resources, including Web sites, addresses, books, and other information David Savageau Washington DC has traveled throughout the country since 1982, visiting locations that attract older adults. He wrote the "Quality of Life" column for Expansion Management magazine, and has been a featured speaker at the U.S. Department of State's quarterly seminars on retirement.

Preface
Introduction
Why Budge at All?
Retirement Places Rated
Where Are These Places?
Some Words about Place Names
Making Retirement Places Rated Work for You
Rating Places: An American Tradition
Rating Retirement Places: One Way
Rating Retirement Places: Your Way
Your Preference Inventory
Preference Inventory Directions
Plotting Your Preference Profile
Analyzing Your Preference Profile
Climate
Keep These Simple Factors in Mind
Climate Regions
So, What's Comfortable?
Judging: Climate
Winter Mildness
Summer Mildness
Hazard Free
Seasonal Affect
Rankings: Climate
Place Profiles: Climate
Et Cetera: Climate
Climate & Health
Natural Hazards
Hay Fever Sufferers, Take Note
The Economy
Older Persons Do Work
Job Forecasts in Retirement Places
Unemployment Risk
The Part-Time Job Market
Judging: The Economy
Rankings: The Economy
Place Profiles: The Economy
Et Cetera: The Economy
Some Unvoiced Employer Objections
Job Searching
Services
General Hospital Services
Office-Based Physicians
Public Libraries
Continuing Education
Judging: Services
General Hospital Services
Office-Based Physicians
Public Libraries
Continuing Education
Rankings: Services
Place Profiles: Services
Et Cetera: Services
Finding the Right Doctor
Finding the Right Lawyer
Driver Licensing
Driver Licensing and Car Registration after Moving
College Tuition Breaks
Ambience
Bricks & Mortar
Sampling the Lively Arts Calendar
Outdoor Recreation Assets
Judging: Ambience
Rankings: Ambience
Place Profiles: Ambience
Et Cetera: Ambience
Retirement Places with the Best Bass Fishing
Costs of Living
Retirement Income: Getting It
Retirement Income: Spending It
Judging: Costs of Living
Rankings: Costs of Living
Place Profiles: Costs of Living
Et Cetera: Costs of Living
Property Taxes
State/Local Sales Taxes
State Retirement Income Taxes
Housing
Distant Shelter Choices
Buying That Single-Family Home
What a Difference Age Makes
Judging: Housing
Rankings: Housing
Place Profiles: Housing
Et Cetera: Housing
Resale Houses & New Houses
A Geography of New Home Features
A Renter's Miscellany
Personal Safety
Everyone's a Victim
Crime Risk: Several Connections
Crime Indexes
Judging: Personal Safety
Judging Examples
Rankings: Personal Safety
Place Profiles: Personal Safety
Et Cetera: Personal Safety
Are Newcomers More Vulnerable Than Locals?
Secure Housing Developments
Typical Frauds
Putting It All Together
A Holy Grail?
Finding the Best All-Around Places
Rankings: Putting It All Together
Retirement Regions
Appendix
Relocation Resources
How Places Present Themselves
What Really Goes On in Other Places
Checking In with the States
Retirement Contacts & Place Finder
Index

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