Tampa Bay Tops List

According to Kipplinger.com, the Tampa Bay Area ranks number one as the best “city” for retirees and number six for the retiree-empty nester parlay. “This is Florida’s finest venue to kick start a second or third act,” notes Kiplinger.

It cites St. Petersburg for its mix of “good living, arts, culture and entrepreneurship.” Tampa notables include: the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, “downtown condos (springing up),” “riverfront development (reshaping the city),” “chic Hyde Park” and “sprawling ‘burbs” that offer sizable, reasonably priced homes.

It also quotes Christine Burdick, president of the Tampa Downtown Partnership: “We’ll have that urban vibe in five to 10 years.”

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