Forbes: Charleston a top retirement city

Forbes magazine ranks Charleston as one of the Top 25 places to retire.

The national accolades continue to pile up for Charleston.

Forbes magazine puts the Holy City among the Top 25 places to retire.

In its brief blip on each city, the journal says:

“Trivia: Civil War started here.

Pros: Water frontage, warm climate, robust economy, good state tax environment, cost of living about national average, typical home price $$228,000, low crime, high bicycling grade.

Con: Low marks for volunteering.”

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Forbes made its alphabetical rankings based on housing, living costs, taxes, weather, air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle for walkability, bicycling and volunteering.

The periodical also looked at economic data with an eye toward a “working” retirement.

Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named Charleston as the No. 1 tourist destination in America for the past four years.

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