The “sunshine state” Florida is known for being one of the best for retirees because of its warm climate (perfect for people of senior age) and favorable taxation system. Thousands of people are planning or already in the process of moving there virtually every moment. Although it is not the only choice to consider, Port Orange in Volusia County may be of interest for several reasons we’d like to point at.
1. A Quiet and Warm Place to Live
If you’re tired of the eternal big city noise, it is one of the best places to move for retirement or even earlier. With slightly more than 64 thousand residents, Port Orange is a great choice to spend the golden years in peace and tranquility.
Florida got its nickname for a good reason. There are actually two seasons here, “when it’s raining” and “when it’s sunshine”. We can't help but agree that meeting rainy Xmas holidays like the McCallister family did in “Home Alone 2” is not the best way, but sunshine for most part of the year is a great compensation for temporary winter inconveniences.
2. A Great Choice of Entertainment
Although one could easily name many other places even more peaceful than Port Orange, let’s not forget that it comes in close proximity to civilization. This implies a variety of entertainment options, such as boating, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and other types of water activities. Not far from there you will find long miles of the famous Daytona Beach, with more than enough space for sunbathing or beach volleyball playing.
Riverwalk Park in Port Orange is an example of great places for a pleasant walk or healthy jogging, if you prefer something a bit more quiet than the beach fun. This park is an excellent playground for children, with all of its walking paths, picnic tables, comfortable benches near the local river. Definitely a place to visit from time to time!
3. Money Saving
Port Orange offers homes in all price ranges from under $250 thousand to more than several million, depending on the customer’s preferences in terms of the number of baths, beds, and location of purchased real estate property.
Being a part of the state of Florida, Port Orange has a very favorable taxation system with no state income taxes on social security, pensions, or other types or retirement income. Not an easy thing to do with tax authorities being so reluctant to take one’s word for it, but by proving that most part of the year (at least 183 days actually) is spent in Florida, it is possible to enjoy all tax advantages even having another dwelling located somewhere else in the United States.
A Place Where It Is Always Summer
The global pandemic of 2020 served as yet another, although temporary reason to feel a bit jealous for those who happily live with refreshing waters of the Atlantic being within reach. In 2021, things are thankfully going better. Reopening of borders eventually will (if not already) allow travelling to Hawaii, Maldives, Bali, and other famous global places of summer resort. But it is all more convenient with an own home located in a place like that, don’t you think?