(Reuters) – There are plenty of lists proclaiming “The Best Places to Retire.”
But finding the place that really suits you ultimately depends on what matters most. Do you crave warm weather? Do you want to live among other retirees? Are you looking for access to good hospitals or lots of cultural options?
If your answer is yes to any or all of the above, a new interactive map will help you do the legwork. Designed by real estate information company Zillow.com for Reuters, it incorporates reams of data on more than 15,000 locales across the United States (see here).
What’s different is that you get to set the priorities among the importance of pleasant weather days, access to healthcare, percent of the population over 65, entertainment options, low crime, population density, and, of course, median home values. You can also sort by a single state or a group of states.