AARP names Daytona Beach top livable, low-cost place to retire

Published On: Oct 08 2013 06:51:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2013 07:39:33 PM EDT
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

A taco for $1.50, how about a $4 margarita at Tia Cori's? If you join the Silver Sluggers Club, you can catch a free game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Tuesdays.

These are some of the reasons why AARP named Daytona Beach one of the then most livable, low-cost cities for people looking to retire.

"I love the neighborhood, the area, the people that were there and I said that's it, I'm home," said Tom Wright, who retired to Daytona Beach.

The article, published in "AARP The Magazine" also suggested Ormond Beach and Deltona for retirees looking to kick up their heels on $30,000 a year, citing the median home price at $108,900 and property taxes around $1,100.

"I think that we're the hidden secret, you can live near the beach, have beautiful ocean, beautiful beaches for short money," said Real Estate broker Colleen Calnan.

Calnan says in the past 9 months, she's seen an increase in the number of people looking to retire in the area.

"I find a lot of people- my age are saying, well, I'm not quite ready to retire, but I know now is the time to buy," she said.

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