With its warm weather, ocean breezes, and friendly people, it’s no wonder Florida has built a reputation as a retiree’s paradise over the years. And as Old Man Winter approaches once again, many northerners will start to look into a future down south.
Here are our picks for the top 5 Florida cities to retire to in 2022:
With both oceanfront and inland areas to live, there is something for everyone in Pompano Beach. You can enjoy two 18-hole public golf courses designed by Greg Norman, try your luck at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, or just watch the variety of boats and yachts entering and exiting the Intracoastal Waterway at Hillsboro Inlet Park.
If proximity to the ocean is your thing, look no further than Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. With a coral reef just 100 yards offshore, this coastal town is a prime spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Many residents take advantage of fishing opportunities off of Anglin’s Fishing Pier.
With low-rise only building regulations, this charming town has a lovely mid-century appeal and true sense of a small beach town vibe.
3. Dania Beach
Dania Beach is Greater Fort Lauderdale’s greatest untapped oceanfront treasure. With the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park just north of their pier, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to take part in.
But that’s not all Dania Beach has to offer for retirees. You can also fill your new house with interesting and unique decor from the historic art and antique district.
Located just inland from the high rises on the oceanfront, Pembroke Pines offers tremendous value to those who want to live the South Florida lifestyle. With outstanding shopping at The Shops at Pembroke Pines combined with the natural beauty of the Chapel Trail Park Nature Preserve and Pembroke Pines Bald Eagle Nest, there is plenty to keep you occupied year-round!
Deerfield Beach has it all! Lovely beaches with clean water, natural attractions like Deerfield Island Park, and plenty of cultural events including the Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts in January and Boots & Bourbon Country Music Festival in November. This lovely coastal community really brings together the best of what retiring in Florida is all about.