What are the top 10 best places for retired military to live?
Raleigh named 8th best place to live by USAA and Military.com
Raleigh, NC has been named as another "Best Place to Live," this time for retired military veterans
Are you a member of the US military looking for the best place in the nation to start a second career? Take a look at all Raleigh, NC has to offer, including
- Defense, engineering, medical services and aviation jobs
- Relatively low unemployment rate (8.4% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the as of September, 2011)
- Proximity to Fort Bragg
- Affordable housing, low crime rate, and favorable climate
According to a study commissioned by USAA and Military, the top 10 best places for retired military to live in the nation are:
10. Manchester, NH
9. Omaha, NE
8. Raleigh, NC
7. Philadelphia, PA
6. Madison, WI
5. San Antonio, TX
4. Austin, TX
3. Richmond, VA
2. Norfolk, VA
1. Oklahoma City, OK
The top 10 best cities to live were determined by a few main categories:
- Employment opportunities and sectors that align with military skills sets, such as defense, engineering, medical services and aviation.
- Overall jobs climate based on unemployment rate and number of small businesses.
- Proximity to a military base and a VA hospital or clinic, base amenities and state taxation on military pensions.
- General quality of life, such as affordability, housing costs, crime rate, sales taxes and climate.
Read a full account of this study, Military.com, and USAA here. Information courtesy of MarketWatch.com.
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