Reasons Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama Are You Best Bet for Retirement
Where should I retire? How do I maintain my quality of life throughout retirement? What’s the best place to retire for active living?
If you’ve asked these questions, you’re in the market for a property management agency that’s also a resource for your retired lifestyle. At Southern Residential Leasing, helping you find the perfect place to call home is what we do.
We understand the unique opportunities of living in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Whether you lived here before, are new to the area, or were formerly stationed at one of the military bases, we understand why you want to live on the Gulf Coast. The even better news is, retiring to Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama is one of the wisest decisions you can make. Here’s why:
Renting Makes Better Financial Sense
If you want to know, “Should I rent or buy a home during my retirement,” listen to the experts. CNN Money reports, “Out of the 100 cities with the highest population of people 65 and older, renting made more financial sense in 98 of the cities…”
Living on a fixed income means leasing a long-term rental is often a wiser financial decision than buying. This is especially true if you already own a home in another state or your goal isn’t to build equity in a retirement home. Advantages of a long-term rental in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama with Southern Residential Leasing are boundless. You’ll enjoy luxurious amenities, outsourcing home maintenance, and the flexibility to choose the location and features you want.
There’s a Strong Military Community
Along the Gulf Coast, nearly every military branch is represented. Because so many military families call the area home, we enjoy family friendly events all year long. Concerts, air shows, festivals—there is always something going on. Likewise, many of our communities are activity-oriented with a range of free outings. ArtWalks, library clubs, movies in the park, you’ll find countless ways to connect with people who share similar interests.
The Amenities Are Endless
Renting increases the number of amenities and recreational activities you’ll enjoy. Of course, when you live at the beach, you’ll enjoy year-round fun on the water. You can boat, fish, swim, kayak, paddle board, and more, just steps from your front door. Communities like Lost Key Golf and Beach Club in Perdido Key provide access to golf, tennis, a fitness facility, pool, hot tub, and beach shuttle. There is also a variety of free entertainment options including live music, food festivals, and theater productions.
You Can’t Beat the Climate
Everyone knows Florida for its year-round sunshine, but few people realize Coastal Alabama shares Florida’s climate. You’ll enjoy above average temperatures from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida, every month of the year. That doesn’t, however, mean you won’t get to experience the seasons. Unlike South Florida, residents along the Gulf Coast still enjoy crisp, autumn air and the leaves changing color. For two to three months each year, you need light sweaters. But you won’t have to shovel that snowy, white blanket on the ground —that’s just the sugar white sand.
It’s Near Major Cities and Airports
Wherever you choose to live in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama, you are near major cities and international airports. Nearby Southern hubs include Mobile, Biloxi, and New Orleans to the west. To the east are Atlanta, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville. Plus, Interstate-10 provides a straight-shot across the region. It’s the ideal place to live for road-trips and great rates on airline fares. Pensacola International Airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, or Northwest Florida Regional Airport provide flights around the world. When it comes to realizing