Sunny Florida landed seven out of the 15 locations across the country deemed by industry analyst RealtyTrac as the most ideal for retirees.
Those living out their golden years should do so in Naples, North Fort Myers, Punta Gorda or Venice, all in the southwest region of the state; Orange City, near Jacksonville; or Sun City Center, east of Tampa. That’s according to the “15 Best Retirement Hot Spots for Real Estate Investing” list released in July of 2013.
Among the categories RealtyTrac used to rate each municipality were percentage of population of retirement age; average temperature; cost of living index; and median sales price. In all of the cities on the list, at least one-third of the population is retirement age.
While southeast Florida did…