When you think of traditional retirement places, Oklahoma may not be found in the list, but it should be. Retiring in Oklahoma gives you many great benefits. It is consistently ranked as the top hundred places to live and retire. Oklahoma is a hidden treasure for people who are looking for a peaceful and affordable retirement. Read on to learn more about retirement living in Oklahoma!
Low Cost of Living
Oklahoma has a low cost of living that is almost 14 percent below the national average. Retirees who have a fixed income will enjoy the lower cost of living in Oklahoma. You will get your hard-earned money to go further. The groceries, utilities, and other costs like eating at restaurants and other entertainment are cheaper in Oklahoma as compared to other U.S. states.
For those who want to remain in the workforce, Oklahoma has a low employment rate that is below the national average. Oklahoma allows you to keep as busy as you want to be!
Oklahoma gives tax breaks for retirees. The state will not tax the Social Security income, the property taxes are low and there is no state estate tax.
Rich Cultural Heritage
Oklahoma comes with a rich cultural heritage that you will appreciate. The state has roots in western heritage, American Indian culture, and real-life cowboys. If you retire in Oklahoma, you can be immersed in rich culture and a heritage that can be felt and experienced throughout the state.
Stunning Natural Beauty
It might be a surprise to know that Oklahoma actually has stunning mountains like the Wichita and Ouachita mountain ranges. The state has about close to two hundred man-made lakes. The state also has more than ten geographical regions within the state borders.
Oklahoma experiences mild winters and about 234 sunshine days every year, which is above the U.S. average. Oklahoma residents get to enjoy four distinct seasons with a cold winter, a hot summer, a beautiful autumn, and a warm spring.
Oklahoma has more than 50 universities and colleges and many offer classes for older adults and retirees. You can take up one of these classes and gain knowledge in various topics.
Oklahoma has plenty of fun activities for you to do. You might enjoy exploring the Science Museum of Oklahoma, seeing the animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo and learning about the Wild West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Oklahoma is popular for its fun and vibrant festivals. The Festival of the Arts draws thousands of visitors annually. Other festivals include the Plaza District Festival, the H & 8th Night Market with live music and food trucks, and the Oklahoma Regatta Festival.
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