After decades of hard work, slogging at the office day after day, you can finally put your feet up and relax. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of many years of labor and after all this time it’s going to feel great. In fact, retirement is going to feel more than just ‘great’ given that you’ve retired in Florida, the holiday destination of Americans nationwide. With beautiful beaches, modern cities, and so much to see and do, you’ll finally have the chance to explore all that your hometown has to offer. And whilst Jacksonville is no Tampa Bay or Miami Beach, there is a lot to expect from a sweet retirement in Jacksonville, FL.
Perhaps the best part about retirement in Jacksonville is the fantastic weather. Whilst the beaches may not be as pretty as in Miami, the weather is certainly much more comfortable. You never have to worry about brutal (or even mild) winters, and scorching hot days are also considerably lesser than in the rest of Florida.
Jacksonville, being less touristy than the rest of Florida, still claims some beautiful beaches such as Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. In fact, because it’s less touristy, you have less competition when it comes to setting up your ideal spot. Beaches are much less crowded, so you never have to worry about fighting for a place to unfurl your beach towel again.
- Shopping & Fine Dining
Jacksonville is home to many internationally renowned restaurants and shopping opportunities. The Beach Town Center, for instance, is home to some of the best shops in town. If you’re ever feeling peckish, then simply look around you. There’s always a great place to settle down and eat within eyeshot.
Lots of retirees come to Florida to retire, so you don’t have to worry about fitting in. One popular reason lots of people retire in Florida is the absence of state income tax. Not only that, but many attractions like museums and amusement parks run special discounts on individuals aged 55 and above.
Coming up with things to do during retirement can be tricky, and sometimes it feels like so much effort to even begin thinking of new and fun things to do (let alone the logistics and planning). If you’re ever starting to feel stressed, come pop down by the concierge counter and see what we, at Discovery Village At Deerwood, can do for you! If for instance, you need help booking reservations to a new restaurant you’ve always wanted to try out, we’ll be happy to settle everything for you. We can even offer some assistance if you need a little inspiration or guidance on what to do next! Did you know for instance, that we offer complimentary transportation services from the community to your destination and back? Just let us know where you want to go a couple of days in advance. All you need to do is turn up.