Affordable Retirement Places Near The Beach

Garden City, South Carolina

Garden City, South Carolina, a tiny vacation town 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach, with 10,600 people, 38% of whom are 65 or older.

Vero Beach, Florida

In February 2023, the typical house selling price was $340,000, making beach living cheaper than the national average.

Florida is one of nine states without income or unearned income taxes, so you'll save more.

Venice, Florida

Venice, Florida, is a retirement home with 26,000 residents, 61% of whom are 65 or older. No wonder StorageCafe rated the city the #1 snowbird destination in 2021-22.

he Gulf of Mexico city has festivals, park music, and community theater. The median house selling price in 2023 was $461,400.

Cape Carteret, North Carolina

Cape Carteret, on the state's southern outer banks, lies on the Western Crystal Coast, noted for its beaches and tranquility.

Just over 26% of Carteret County's 68,500 residents are 65 or older. In February 2023, the median house price was $435,000, making beach life cheaper than the national average.

Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida, has 23 miles of white-sand beaches and the Daytona 500. As of February 2023, Atlantic Ocean house sales averaged $221,100, making beach life reasonable.

At approximately 75,000, 20% of Daytona Beach residents are 65 or older. The city has Latitude Margaritaville, a Jimmy Buffet-inspired 55-plus neighborhood, for retirees.

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