Forbes recently released it’s list of ‘Best Places to Retire’ for 2019, and Brevard, NC was recognized as a top spot!
Per Forbes, their ranking evaluations use several different data points, which focus on affordable places with a high quality of living (to name a few). Below are their full guidelines for inclusion:
We compiled our list of the Best Places To Retire In 2019 by amassing and comparing data on nearly 700 places across all 50 states. We sought affordable places (as measured by median home price, cost of living and state taxes) with a high quality of retirement living and populations of 10,000 or more, either in the specific locality or a metro area. We also looked for places with good economic prospects, since that translates into opportunities for retirees who want to work part-time and more likely home price appreciation, should you decide to move again down the road.
When it came to judging quality of life, we considered a range of factors, including doctor availability, serious crime, air quality, walkability and bikeability, as well as a community’s ranking on the Milken Institute list of best cities for successful aging. Since this is a retirement list, we ignored data on local school districts. But the presence of colleges was considered a plus, as it tends to mean more cultural and other amenities are available at a reasonable price.
It’s always fun to see Brevard recognized for what we all get to see & enjoy on a regular basis. And while it is a perfect place to retire, we’d argue that it’s simply a great place to live.