Sunshine days per year: 234
Median house price: $ 484,276
If days at the beach and a sense of camaraderie sound appealing, then it’s not getting better than in Boca. With 141,215 residents, this beach town is the largest on our list, and more than half of Boca Ratonians are 50 or older.
It’s almost as exciting as the weather in Boca, which enjoys clear skies for 234 days a year. Add in over 40 city parks, 1,600 acres of recreational space and five straight miles of beaches, and you’ve got a true paradise begging to be explored.
Zero state income tax, luxury real estate, and top-notch healthcare facilities also make this city a big draw for retirees. If you love travel (or the snowbird lifestyle), Boca Airport makes it easy for you. Major airlines like American, United, Delta and Spirit all serve the hub. A high-speed train will also arrive in town in 2022, providing easy access to Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale – no downtime needed.
Boca offers many opportunities for socializing. Head to the city’s week-long arts festival, see the decorated ships at the annual Holiday Boat Parade, or stop by the Boca Raton Championship, a professional golf tournament at Boca’s Broken Sound Club. Don’t forget to also visit the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, which includes several aquariums, a sea turtle rehabilitation center and guided canoe tours. You may even witness a hatchling release and see baby turtles heading out for the ocean.