Picking the perfect place to live when you retire can be a tricky business.
You want somewhere, ideally, that’s super safe but also offers a new adventure and most of all, doesn’t cost a fortune.
With that in mind we’ve put together a list of the safest places to retire in the United States and they won’t break the bank, either!
With a super low crime rate and a community where neighbors watch out for each other, Zionsville is a great place to live.
If you want to make friends and feel welcome, you’re going to find yourself right at home there.
This is one of the most affordable locations on our list, and it’s still very safe.
They say that in the state of Texas, if you have $1 million in cash at retirement you can live on it for 32 years or more!
Retirees will love the mannerly atmosphere of the state too.
Lake In The Hills, Illinois
This small city is absolutely gorgeous to look at and they say it’s safer than 96% of all the cities in the nation too.
It’s one of those places that you can easily integrate with the locals and be a part of something bigger than yourself.
West Des Moines, Iowa
Yes, it’s right next door to Des Moines proper and it’s one of the nation’s most affordable retirement destinations.
It’s also in the top quarter of the safest cities in the country, which makes it a good bet for your later years.
Bergenfield, New Jersey
In stark contrast to nearby Camden, which suffers some of the worst crime in the country, Bergenfield is a super safe destination.
It’s famous for its welcoming attitude too, so you won’t find it hard to meet new people.
This town is nearly 10% cheaper than the national average and 10% of the residents are seniors!
That means that you’re in an excellent place to retire and you can keep your tax bill to a minimum here too thanks to tax breaks for retirees.
You have to like winter sports, or at least, plenty of snow to live in this pleasant part of Washington State.
However, if you do, you’ll find a wonderful support system for local residents and a very low rate of crime all year round.
East Lansing, Michigan
East Lansing has a very low crime rate and it’s more than 5% cheaper to live in than the national average.
However, we would note that while there is no reason for you not to retire in East Lansing at the moment, only 6% of the city is made up of those over 65.
Bella Vista, Arizona
Warm and gorgeous, Bella Vista is a brilliant retirement destination, though you should be aware, it’s a little more expensive than most entries on this list too.
However, the big attraction from a safety perspective is its miniscule crime rate.
West Lafayette, Indiana
West Lafayette is officially the safest place to live on this list and Indiana is a great state to make your money go further than it might elsewhere.
The cost of living is nearly 5% below the national average.
Final Thoughts On Safe Places To Retire
Everyone wants to live in a safe place when they retire and the good news is that they can.
Not only are these among the safest places in the country to retire, they’re also, mainly, lower cost destinations too.
You don’t have to retire in the USA, mind you. You could always retire in the Philippines or retire in Thailand and lead a much lower cost life.
Though you can earn more money if you want to with these low-stress jobs after retirement.