When relocating at retirement, today's Baby Boomer home buyer is looking for a location that offers an active lifestyle, diverse cultural and educational opportunities, and abundant dining, entertainment and sporting opportunities, all in a beautiful setting. Robust economies and access to excellent healthcare are also on most Boomer lists of must-haves in a retirement location. The following 5 major markets in coastal Southeast regions meet most of these requirements, and have attracted an influx of retirees in the last decade as a result.
"Today's retiree is putting much more thought into the 'where' of their retirement location compared to their parents and grandparents. Baby Boomers who are transitioning from career to retirement still want to lead active lives, so the destination they choose has become very important. We've seen retirees become much more creative and insightful in this life transition process than previous generations," said