Great Retirement Locations in the United States

Santa Fe, New Mexico Retirement

Retirement location-Santa Fe

Located at 7,000 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is one of the great destination cities of the world. The rich multi-cultural history, vibrant art market and active outdoor scene make for an unparalleled quality of life, and the healthy, diverse economy with low unemployment attracts entrepreneurs from all parts of the globe.
There are numerous Art Galleries and Museums in Santa Fe, and culinary enthusiasts can find great Restaurants in every price range. The city lies on the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest and 320,000 acres of wilderness, which offers skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, river rafting, horseback riding, hunting, camping and outdoor adventures. The mild climate and clean air make the area a year round destination for golfers, tennis players and history buffs.
Reasons to retire here: Arts and Culture (art markets, galleries, Indian market, museums), Outdoor recreation (skiing, hiking, golf, snowshoeing, rafting, cycling, fishing, etc.), Nightlife, Historic sites, Casinos
Weather: mid 40s in Jan/Feb to mid 80s Jun/Jul/Aug
Population: 68,000
State Income Tax: range from 1.7% to 4.9%
Sales Tax: 5.125%
Property Taxes: approximately .67% There may be a tax rebate if 65 or over (based on income)

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