Massachusetts and New Hampshire are the Future Retirement Hot Spots, Not Florida – Here’s Why!
It almost feels inevitable that a high percentage of New England residents will end up retiring someplace warmer, with a good amount of those people ending up in Florida. But that trend seems to be changing and Massachusetts and New Hampshire are gaining steam as the place to move to. Sooooo… whatsupwitdat?! Read on.
According to a new study by Hubscore, Gen Z doesn’t look favorably on Florida and instead would like to end up, like us, as Yeti-humans in the chilly Northeast. Hubscore compared all 50 states using metrics for these four categories: Quality of Life, Wellness, Work & Education, and Affordability. After crunching all data Hubscore found that Gen Z doesn’t even put Florida in it’s Top 50% of US states. This is interesting because Boomers and Millennials rank Florida near the very top of the list.
But back to Gen Z. So if they aren’t fancying Florida, where do they see themselves? As we previously stated: Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The study shows that the Top 5 states Gen Z looks favorably on and would like to move to are: 5) Montana 4) Utah 3) Washington 2) Massachusetts 1) New Hampshire – looks like Gen Z loves them some snow, huh?
So if Millennials and Boomers love Florida and as history shows they like to retire in Florida – and Gen Z doesn’t like Florida but loves Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we could assume that in another 30-50 years we’ll be Happy Time Retirement Land and Florida will be a ghost town (state) roamed by the retired spirits of Mickey and Shamu.
One bad thing about everybody retiring in New England will be… ummm…. our “bluntness.” I don’t know if retirees from around the country will be ready. It’s kind of like my comfort blanket. However, Boston was just named one of the rudest cities in America. Not THE rudest if you’re keeping tabs. Get the results below: