If you plan to move to Oxford MS anytime soon, you will be happy to hear that Oxford MS recently made the top 10 list of cities for retirees! This secret small town destination is slowly losing it’s hidden charm and becoming well known nationally for what it has to offer, which is basically a small town atmosphere with big city living options. Oxford Mississippi has shown up on many of these lists in recent years, and this was only the most recent showing when The Washington Economics Group, Inc listed Oxford on it’s top 10 list of places for retirees. Most of these cities land on the list due to theirlow cost of living, but the mild and warm Oxford MS Weather is one of the reasons it was chosen as well.
A top 10 list of the best cities in America to retire revealed that seniors should head to warm, southern states.
Tallahassee, Florida topped the list compiled by The Washington Economics Group Inc.to showcase the ideal places for people to settle down in their later years.
Richmond, Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania tied for last place to round up the group of cities that included nine out of the 10 communities belonging in the south.
The rankings take into consideration the high numbers of retirees already living there and its popularity as a senior haven.
TOP TEN U.S. CITIES TO RETIRE
Tallahassee, Florida ranked first for having the best climate on the list and very low taxes.
Memphis, Tennessee has low prices on food, utilities, healthcare and housing.
Athens, Georgia offers great recreational amenities with University of Georgia sports.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama has gas prices about 15 per cent below the national average.
Atlanta, Georgia is a national leader for its healthcare with more than 50 hospitals.
Oxford, Mississippi, tied for sixth, offers a low cost of living and has a very small population.
Charleston, South Carolina, also at six, is full of heritage, history and culture.
Louisville, Kentucky has been ranked as one of the safest U.S. cities in recent years.
Richmond, Virginia tied at last place for its wide variety of entertainment options
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the pick for those who like cold weather, sports and culture.
Researchers also used the results of a Mason-Dixon survey, which polled a group of retirees to understand their needs and opinions when deciding on a senior destination.
These Americans, known as ‘baby boomers’ were born between 1946 and 1964, will consist of an estimated 78 million people.
The survey highlighted the Mason-Dixon poll’s revelation that climate was most important to future retirees than housing costs.
Tallahassee ranked the highest on the list for a number of reasons, particularly for its warm weather.
With temperatures always comfortable and winter months bringing some cooler weather, the city along the Florida panhandle was considered top-notch for researchers.
But if the hot weather isn’t a top priority, the survey showed that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which ranked ninth with Richmond, Virginia, is an attractive alternative.
Pittsburgh is mostly chilly with no beaches nearby.
But its sports teams and overall culture landed it on the list.
For a low cost of living, the research suggests retirees should head to number two Memphis, Tennessee, fourth choice Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Oxford, Mississippi, which tied for sixth place with Charleston, South Carolina.
Memphis has low prices on several necessities from food to housing.
Tuscaloosa, with a nice overall climate, has gas prices that are known to be almost 15 per cent lower than the national average.
Louisville, Kentucky, which ranked eighth, is home to the horsing horsing track Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held bringing an interesting attraction. Original Article Here.
Weather in Oxford Mississippi is mild for the most part with relatively short lived winters that offer an occasional cold spell that may last for a few days to a week at most. Oxford is far enough away from the gulf coast that there is little danger from hurricane’s, but the city is located in an area where tornado cells are not uncommon, so if you are building or buying a permanent home in Oxford, we suggest that you consider a safe room or a separate storm shelter that is quickly and easily accessible from your home. If you will be moving to this wonderful and little known gem any time soon, we suggest you contact us here at Oxford MS Rentals if you will need a rental home or even if you plan to buy a home, as we can help you with either option. We are proud of the fact that Oxford MS recently made the top 10 list of cities for retirees and welcome you to your new home if you will be moving here any time soon!