While there are an overabundance of beautiful places in the US to retire, we like to think Minnesota is the best choice! If you already live in Minnesota, and are ever-so-slightly nearing your retirement years, you are leaning towards permanence here right? You likely have family here, a home, a built-in comfort. And that is what Minnesota is all about- comfort. And of course, the added benefits of family, notorious beauty, and endless retirement activities to indulge in.
Yes, often times retirees chose the comfort of warm beach-side cities or quaint home hidden away in a thicket of trees. However, despite the shivering winters, Minnesota has so much more to offer than one might think. If you really wanted a small charming home hidden behind trees, we can also help you there! Here you have the options of city life, or small town living. The option of having a quiet relaxed retirement with your family and spouse, or the choice to participate in the experience of enjoyable activities. Well, allow us to show you the best of both worlds.
If you’re looking for a Retirement sanctuary
Are you one to strive for the ultimate peace, and tranquility in your retirement? Minnesota is just the place for you then. Whether you are looking to be surrounded by small-town friendly neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar, enjoy gorgeous petite local shopping, or be one with nature- Hibbing and Grand Rapids in Minnesota is one to check out.
Consider retiring to the sweet little town of Hibbing, MN. With the perfect sized population of 16 thousand people, this little town has a incredibly low crime rate, and is completely affordable! Take me with you will ya?! Hibbing is also a town full of memory and history, built on the rich iron ore of Mesabi Iron Range, and has considerably great weather during the course of the year. Of course, like all of MN, it can be rather snippy during the winter months.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Perhaps you are looking for a bit smaller of a town? The breathtaking logging town of Grand Rapids, MN is certainly one to consider. Closer to 12 thousand or so in population, the Grand Rapids is affordable. Though just a teensy bit more pricey than Hibbing, but certainly just as low in the crime department. This town is actually a tad bit warmer during the winter months, and feeling wonderful all year round otherwise. This beautiful town is located in Itasca County MN, which is home to over 1000 different bodies of water. You will never get tired of this stunning little town.
If you’re looking for some Retirement excitement
Maybe you are one who enjoys less of the small town life, and a little more excitement and interaction? Minnesota is home to plenty of beautiful and exciting adventures to be had. Perhaps you enjoy your beautiful small town life, and simply like to travel around and enjoy some activities throughout the course of your retirement– this is for you too.
We suggest checking out the ‘medium-sized’ town of Minnetonka, MN. Edging around 52 thousand in population, this city has plenty of rich history to go around; as it was first settled in the 1800s by it’s native tribes. That’s the perfect place to visit if you are a lover of the outdoors- from the Minnehaha Creek, or the Luce Line Trail, and oh so many popular parks and attractions, there is never ending outdoor adventure here. Enjoy some boating, fishing, hiking, or a beautiful picnic at the park.
If you are looking to indulge in more city life, we suggest taking a visit to Minneapolis- Minnesota’s largest, and most famous city. This town boasts countless events and festivals each year. Come to enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet cross-country ski race in winter, or the Stone Arch Bridge Festival hosting art and live music in the summers, or the Twin Cities Marathon in fall. This city is home to so many options- races, marathons, events, festivals, fishing, boating, skiing, museums, and all-around history. Take a day to go shopping around the gorgeous city, and enjoy the scenery while you choose from a multitude of different restaurants and cuisines.
Retirement in Minnesota
These towns are simply a sneak peek in to what this beautiful state of Minnesota has to offer your retirement. No matter what town you chose, you will positively be happy, and comfortable, as you transition into your retirement in Minnesota. There will forever be adventures to have here!
Check out some of these favorite holiday events that Minnesota hosts every year: