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10 Best States to Retire, Grow Old Together

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With the kids long grown and out of the house and retirement parties over, America’s senior citizens often pack up and move. Reasons abound. Seniors may move for a lower cost of living, a milder climate, better benefits, closeness to family and friends, or simply an overall higher quality of life.

To help them choose the best spot, Caring.com performed an exhaustive nationwide study, ranking states based on factors including quality of life in a given area for residents over 55, quality of healthcare, availability of long-term care, support for seniors and family caregivers, and affordability of senior care. Data sources included Genworth’s 2015 Cost of Care Survey, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, and the Long-term Scorecard, a joint effort by AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The SCAN Foundation.

When all the numbers were crunched and all the qualitative factors carefully considered, researchers released the list of the best 10 states in which to spend your sunset years. And you might not believe it, but Florida didn’t even crack the top 10:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Iowa
  3. Minnesota
  4. Alaska
  5. Oregon
  6. Colorado
  7. Hawaii
  8. South Carolina
  9. Nebraska
  10. Wisconsin

Ready to retire and make your move? Call McKendree Moving & Storage at 800-530-2626 and ask about our specialized residential moving services tailored just for seniors.

 

Top Cities for Tech Types in 2016

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Silicon Valley has long been considered the mecca for tech types in America and, perhaps, even internationally. But a new survey shows it’s by far not the only locale that promises success for technology-oriented entrepreneurs, job seekers and investors.

Aided by strong public-private partnerships, centralized hubs that foster connections and innovation, and capital provided by established businesses, a crop of cities outside the Golden State are proving new standouts for those looking to build IT companies and careers.

Researchers recently conducted a survey that looked at nearly 20,000 private tech companies not based in California or New York, and at cities with at least 30 companies that meet those criteria. In choosing the most promising locales for IT, researchers considered financial stability, affordability, and tech business success and growth.

Here’s how the top 10 tech cities stacked up:

1. Waltham, MA

Finance Score: 68

Growth Score: 100

Overall Score: 100

2. Jacksonville, FL

Finance Score: 99

Growth Score: 42

Overall Score: 99

3. Provo, UT

Finance Score: 96

Growth Score: 85

Overall Score: 97

4. Overland Park, KS

Finance Score: 100

Growth Score: 22

Overall Score: 96

5. Irving, TX

Finance Score: 86

Growth Score: 91

Overall Score: 95

6. Redmond, WA

Finance Score: 91

Growth Score: 84

Overall Score: 92

7. Durham, NC

Finance Score: 77

Growth Score: 93

Overall Score: 89

8. Charleston, SC

Finance Score: 97

Growth Score: 54

Overall Score: 88

9. Milwaukee, WI

Finance Score: 95

Growth Score: 35

Overall Score: 86

10. Oklahoma City, OK

Finance Score: 85

Growth Score: 62

Overall Score: 85

 If you’re considering a move between the Washington, DC metro area and one of these tech-centric cities soon, call McKendree Moving & Storage 800-530-2626 to ensure a smooth move.