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A recent study revealed that the top 10 most affordable US Gay Mecca’s for retirement include communities in North Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon and Florida. This survey was compiled in order to provide gay retirees a useful resource when contemplating a move for retirement. Some of the factors that were used to compile this list included the overall cost of personal living and the current cost of housing..

In the state of North Carolina, there is a very well designed community located in the town of Zionsville. Some of the amenities featured at this development include an on-site community clubhouse, nature trails, and the ability to live a carefree lifestyle..

In Oregon, there are several gay retirement communities located in the cities of Greshman and Portland. Most of these communities feature both fully furnished apartments and also a variety of guest accommodations..

For gay retirees who prefer not to live in a retirement community, there are several places across the country that offer gay friendly single home neighborhoods. Many of these neighborhoods are located in Georgia and Florida..

In the state of Florida for example, retirees will be able to find beautiful affordable homes in areas like Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. Many of these neighborhoods are conveniently located to shopping and outdoor sports activity. In Georgia, many have purchased retirement properties in areas like Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Doraville, Norcross and Johns Creek. All of these communities offer affordable condominiums and single family homes. Another thing that makes many of these properties even more affordable is the climate in which you will live..

As a recap, the top 10 affordable places for the LGBT Community to retire are North Carolina, Oregon, New Mexico, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Montana, Iowa, Nebraska and Idaho. Because of the current economic conditions, each one of the states currently offers very affordable housing options, mortgage programs that feature low mortgage rates, down payment assistance, and also an affordable lifestyle and carefree environment..

One of the most important things we seek when we’re looking for a place to retire is a neighborhood or community where we’ll feel safe and welcomed. The gay and lesbian realtors at know their cities intimately, live in the neighborhoods and can best educate you about your desired retirement plans ~ not to mention they’ll provide a free relocation kit to any city you’re considering..

Another good suggestion is to find a local LGBT community center or organization, which can probably offer a lot of general insight and support..

Author Jeff Hammerberg is the Founding CEO of ~ Free Instant Access to the Nation’s Top Gay, Lesbian and Gay Friendly Realtors Coast to Coast..