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Port St. Lucie ranks as one of the best places to retire in 2014

Forbes examined data on more than 400 cities from every state to determine the 25 best places to retire in 2014. Major economic factors considered included overall cost of living and home prices compared to national averages, and general state tax climates for retirees.

Port St. Lucie was among these 25 cost-effective cities for retirees. Port St. Lucie, which began as a real estate development with a so-so economy, is liked for its warm coastal climate, above average air quality and low crime rate. The cost of living is 5 percent below the national average with a typical home priced at $140,000.

Many other factors such as active lifestyle, safety, volunteer activity, doctor availability and weather quality were taken into account. For the full list of the best places to retire in 2014, click here.


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