Southwest Florida is also considered a gateway to the Everglades, so older nature lovers might feel particularly at home in this region.
The principle city of Central West Florida is Tampa Bay, a metropolis known as a center for business, industry, and the military. Petersburg and Clearwater, are longtime retirement destinations. Petersburg, a major city in its own right, is called “The Sunshine City”, boasting an average of 360 sunny days per year.
It’s no wonder so many seniors relocate to this area.
Southeast Florida is the most culturally rich, ethnically diverse part of Florida, so seniors of all stripes will feel at home.
The region contains especially noteworthy Jewish and Cuban populations, so communities that are majority Jewish, or Spanish speaking, are very easy to find.
Jacksonville hasn’t traditionally been a major retirement destination, but rather a hub for workers and business people, but the city may be evolving.
Last year Forbes Magazine included Jacksonville on its list of top retirement places, noting the low cost of living, wide availability of cultural and medical amenities, and, of course, the pleasant climate.
"Hi Pre Dating: Myself and Theresa (pictured) were the first couple to chat at a Honolulu Pre Dating event (venue All-Star Hawaii) in March of last year.