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Strathmore Real Estate Group's Oak Shore Commons Project Located in the Best Retirement Destination in the United States

As reported by MLive, a city in Northern Michigan has just been listed number one in a ranking of the 10 best and most affordable places to retire in the United States. puts Traverse City at the top of the best places people should consider when looking to live out their golden years “without draining their savings.” The list has cities in some states you might expect like Florida, but not some in others like California and Arizona, citing high home prices in those states. “For some, living in a sunny location with great weather like Florida, California, or Arizona is [still] a must-have,” said George Ratiu, manager of economic research for “But those popular retirement meccas are less affordable than ever. In fact, California and Arizona didn’t make the top 10 because home prices were so prohibitively high in these states.”

Traverse City celebrates wonderful public amenities such as the Boardman Loop Trail Traverse City’s median home list price came in at $390,000 and’s list raved about the Up North Michigan weather. “From June through late October, Traverse City boasts near-perfect weather, making it an ideal place to live for anyone who wants to enjoy an active retirement,” said of the ranking. “E-bikes are everywhere. Boating, swimming, and (of course) pickleball are huge. Locals regularly go to wine tastings, check out the sand dunes, and paddleboard on a variety of lakes.”

So, what about the winter months? “If it was 80 degrees all the time, there would be a million people living in Traverse City,” said Bart Ford, real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. “We have a lot of snowbirds who go South when the weather is bad, and then they come back and are here for those months when the weather is nice.”

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