AARP: 2013 List of Best Places to Live for Under $30k

AARP the Magazine Reveals 2013 List of Best Places to Live the Good Life for Under $30k

WASHINGTON (October 1, 2013) — Each year, AARP The Magazine hits the highway and travels across the country to discover the most desirable locales for people over 50. This year, our team of experts took the challenge a step further – to uncover the best places to live on a mere $30,000 that offer great eats, fun freebies, sporting opportunities and a fulfilling experience for older Americans.

“Our readers are interested in living their best lives without spending a fortune,” said Robert Love, Editor in Chief of AARP The Magazine. “Each year we aim to find new locations packed with affordable opportunities appealing to the 50+ audience and these are some of the places where this is happening.”

The ten cities selected by AARP The Magazine as the most livable, budget-friendly places in the United States, where 50+ Americans can live in comfort, no matter the size of their savings account are:

Bangor, ME
Daytona/Deltona/Ormond Beach, FL
Erie, PA
Grand Rapids, MI
Greenville, SC
Louisville, KY
Pocatello, ID
Pueblo, CO
Sherman/Denison, TX
South Bend, IN

Five of these cities are featured in the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (in homes October 1st), and the full list is available online now at
In determining the 2013 list, AARP The Magazine looked at a number of financial factors – including median prices for homes, property taxes and mortgage – as well as the intangibles such as wallet-friendly entertainment and the best local eateries.

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