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Friday, February 23, 2024

Recent studies confirm that Florida is a great place to retire

Florida has been ranked as the number one state to retire according to a study by WalletHub.

The study also ranked Florida number one for quality of life for seniors among all 50 states. Florida continues to attract new residents to Florida because of the state’s favorable tax structure, low crime rate and record economic growth that provides opportunities for Florida families.

In recent months, Florida has also ranked #1 for talent attraction by Lightcast, and #1 for entrepreneurship by The Digital Project Manager, and Florida leads the nation in new business formations, with more than 2.8 million new businesses formed since 2019. 

WalletHub ranked Florida the top state to retire due to the state’s low taxes, health services available for seniors at an affordable price and the multitude of attractions available for seniors to enjoy. Wallethub also ranked Florida #4 for affordability for seniors, in comparison to other states. New York ranked #44 overall amongst best states to retire, with affordability ranking #50 for seniors. California ranked #17 overall, with affordability ranking #33 for seniors.

Additionally, Florida outpaced states such as Georgia, which ranked #30 overall, with affordability ranking #10 and Texas, which ranked #32 overall, with affordability ranking #25 for seniors.

Shocked to see bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing

A Haciendas of Mission Hills resident writes that he was shocked to see a bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing.

Don’t take poker away from residents who need it most

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, is pleading with officials in The Villages to restore the poker games that mean so much to residents.

Complaints about golf courses probably coming from snowbirds

A Village of Country Club Hills resident suspects that the complaints about golf courses in The Villages are probably coming from snowbirds. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Walkers have a right to enjoy paths without being endangered

A Village of Osceola Hills resident contends that walkers have a right to enjoy multi-modal paths without being endangered by golf carts.

We need to take the power away from the trolls

A resident of the Allandale Villas believes officials need to take the power away from the trolls when it comes to deed compliance and harmony in neighborhoods. Read his Letter to the Editor.