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If you are nearing the age of 65, you don't have time to 'Wander Indiana,' you need to know where the best places to retire are located in The Hoosier State now.
So, let's get down to it. HomeSnacks has taken the guessing out of the equation: we did the research and created a list of the top ten best places in Indiana to retire for 2021.
How'd we determine the best places to retire in Indiana? Well, we know that when people are searching for the best places to retire, they are also looking for things like convenience, affordable healthcare, and an economy that protects their bottom line. So, to identify Indiana's top ten, we consulted the numbers. In total, we analyzed 41 cities. We looked at important factors like cost of living, crime, amenities, rent
and distance to closest national airport for every place with over 10,000 residents.
We discovered that Indiana really does look out for the best interest of their retirees. This is one of thirty states that does not tax Social Security benefits and they do not have an estate or inheritance tax. That's a win for everyone!
If you've never been to Indiana and you'd like to learn a little more about the state before you commit your retirement years, take a look here. But if you're ready to pull the chute, keep reading.
So, where are the best places to retire in Indiana? Keep reading.
It's not lost on us that many of the best places to retire in are also Indiana's safest places. The two usually go together and that's how it should be. And while most of Indiana's best places to retire are centered around Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, the number one best place to retire is not.
So, where is the best place to retire in Indiana? According to the latest data, Jasper is the best place to retire in Indiana for 2021.
To see how your favorite places in Indiana compared, take a look at the list below; and if you don't see it there, head to the bottom.
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The 10 Best Places To Retire In Indiana For 2021
How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Hoosier State for 2021
To create our list of the best places in Indiana to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Hoosier State -- 680 cities and towns.
We then narrowed it down to places with at least 10,000 people that weren't townships. This left us with 41 places from across the state.
- Low cost of living as measured by rent
- Low crime
- Things to do (Museums, Colleges, and Libraries in town)
- Nice weather
- Distance to the closest international airport
- Other retirees (High median age)
We then ranked each of these places for each criteria from one to 41, with the lowest number being the best.
Finally, we took the average rank across these criteria. The place, in this case Jasper, with the lowest average rank was crowned the best of the best, a place for you to start your second careers. You can download the data here.
Maybe You're Not Ready To Retire In Indiana Yet...
So there you have it, the best place to retire in Indiana goes to Jasper.
If you're not ready to hang up your office apparel yet, then these places might be up your alley:
- South Bend
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