Who Made the 100 Best Places to Retire in the USA?

Posted: October 01, 2018 by Jacobsen Homes
Spoiler Alert: Florida

It should come as no surprise that a Central Florida location was ranked #1 in U.S. News Annual Top Places to Retire list. At Jacobsen Homes, we are lucky to call Florida home and we love to tell folks of the amazing advantages of a Florida Lifestyle. So, what is it like to live in Florida? We are happy to provide some insights.

Year-Round Sunshine (Almost)

Imagine waking up and not worrying about checking the weather, knowing with certainty you will get to partake in the sunshine at some part of the day. On average there are 246 sunny days per year in Florida with the U.S. average at a mere 205 sunny days. While our summers can become quite warm our winters are a dream come true with low humidity and temperatures cool enough for a comfortable bike ride or leisurely kayak trip.

Beaches, Art Scene, and Culture – Oh My!

With top-ranked beaches, crystal clear rivers and acres of beautiful state parks to explore, Florida has no limit to outdoor activities for everyone. Looking for a robust art scene? From Dali to the esteemed John and Mable Ringling collection, art enthusiast and novelist’s alike can roam through inspiration architecture filled with breathtaking pieces for all tastes. Florida, home to the United States Oldest City of St. Augustine, is rich with history and culture. Explore forts, lighthouses, maritime exhibits, Spanish colonial sites, quaint towns and towns with a hidden ghostly past generally within a short drive.

Shopping and Spas

Sarasota and Miami are just two examples where you can find plenty of shopping options. Local artists, craftsman, and big-name labels can be found generally within the same block. If you’re looking for a deal, one of our best-kept secrets is the numerous outlet malls and antique stores full of treasures to take home at a steal price. After all that shopping consider winding down at any of the world-class spas that offer a variety of services to fit every need.


Fine Dining, Casual Dining, and Sunset Dining – Feast Your Eyes

Have a taste for steak? Lobster? Cuban? Italian? We don’t mean to brag but, Florida has it all. The melting pot of cultures has allowed for some well-known restaurants and local secret spots to open and provide a slice of original cuisine. One visit to “Little Havana” and we promise, you will come back for more. Among various dining options, Florida also has wineries, craft breweries, festivals, fish shacks, farm-to-table and key lime pie. The best part? Almost all dining options come with unforgettable views.

Manufactured Home Retirement with Jacobsen Homes

Still “thinking” about your move to Florida? Jacobsen Homes is here to help. Our lifestyle communities provide something for everyone. Browse through some of our manufactured home floor plans and stop thinking and start moving. Contact us today for a tour!