It's true! I think of retirement places as having beaches or warmer weather, or both. But because we have a low cost of living, AARP has singled Grand Rapids out as being one of the best places to retire...

...for around $30,000 a year! Just another case for the quality of living for our area! Channel 13 has this story "Grand Rapids makes list of best places to retire"

"In the article, AARP credits Grand Rapids' great eating and drinking options with all of our microbreweries, affordable professional sports with the Grand Rapids Griffins, and the best freebie of all - ArtPrize.

Other cities that made the list include:

Bangor, ME
Greenville, SC
Daytona/Ormond Beach, FL
Pocatello, ID
South Bend, IN"

In fact, Grand Rapids was the biggest city in the top 5. The article from AARP.org is HERE

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