Retirement Relocation Tools:
Taxes, Community Comparisons and More
Are you considering relocation to a new community when you retire?
My Federal Retirement has provided several useful websites that will
help you examine the "best fit" location for your desired retirement lifestyle.
Retirement Living Information Center - Taxes By State
This site allows you to compare the overall tax burden in each state
(including taxes on retirement income, property taxes, senior exemptions and
site's Community Explorer will assist you with finding or narrowing down the
neighborhood community that matches what you want. It allows you to search
based on criteria you establish. Once you have retrieved your results, you can
compare your choices side-by-side or to your current community. The data
includes cost of living, crime reports, and many others. You can even
preview (where applicable) available real estate listings for selected
Here you can
compare characteristics on more than 3,000 locations, including people, economy,
housing, health, crime, climate, education, transportation, cost of living,
religion and voting.
by the U.S. Census Bureau, the American FactFinder provides a lot of information
about cities and towns across the country including population, housing,
economic and geographic data.
interesting facts about communities on this site. Epodunk provides
in-depth information about more than 46,000 communities around the country, from
Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. The listings include geocoded
information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools
and other places across America. You'll also find journals (user blogs) where
you can chat with folks from individual communities.