Virginia offers many options for retirees

A person considering Virginia retirement is not evaluating a single lifestyle - the different regions of the state are as different as night and day. So, if you like mountain, coastal, suburban, lake, college or small town living, Virginia offers quite a few options.

From 1990-2000, Virginia became one of the top 10 states in attracting retirees from outside the state. Why? Well, there are lots of reasons.

In Northern Virginia, many older people want to be near their children who are working in the Washington area. On the Eastern Shore, Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads are attracting a group of military retirees. In general, people from the Midwest and Northeast are increasingly attracted to the “New Sunbelt,” those states from Washington, DC to Key West, Florida to El Paso, TX. They are seeking a city, town or college community with a strong business climate, moderate climate, affordable housing, friendly people, good healthcare and scenic beauty.

Virginia fits the term “New South” to a tee. It’s up to you to choose your choices from a great retirement buffet called Virginia.