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Cape Coral One of Nation’s Top Retirement Destinations

Southwest Florida saw an influx of new retirees, according to study.

 

Welcome to Florida. The Sunshine State remains, by far, the top destination for retirees, according to a new study by SmartAsset.com.

The personal finance website studied the most recent Census trends to find out where baby boomers are retiring. Florida (no surprise) ranked No. 1 with a net migration of 57,724 seniors in 2014. That’s more than triple No. 2, Arizona, which saw an influx of about 18,733.

Where in Florida are people coming? Cape Coral was the top locale and the second in the country with a net migration of 1,441 people. (Mesa, Arizona, was first). Jacksonville was fifth in the country, and Port St. Lucie was seventh on the list.

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