TODAY | October 08, 2013
>> always have to go south and you don't always have to have a big savings account .
>> the folks at aarp are out with their best places to retire for 2013 . gabriel is the editor. good to see you.
>> good morning.
>> so the usual suspects, we'll start there. florida .
>> florida . we do have daytona , florida . the reason that daytona made our list is that housing prices fell by 47% during the recession. you can actually get a condo on the beach for less than $100,000.
>> that's hard to believe.
>> is daytona area one of the more popular area for retirees to go or a new idea?
>> it's a new idea. these are all places where you can live with less than $30,000 a year by buying someone inexpensive. your monthly mortgage payment is about $500 a month.
>> that's less than a lot of people pay rent.
>> all of these places 500 or less on the mortgage payments.
>> now we go against conventional witness, idaho, or pokey. you call it the pokey.
>> it's a very small town . it's a small town but has a lot to do. it's the home of idaho state university .
>> it's a college town .
>> it is and has all the culture amenties that a college town would have but it really the natural beauty of the place. hiking and biking trails and if you want to go skiing, all day lift tickets are $26 a day.
>> another against the grain place, bangor maine which can be cold in the winter.
>> it has a housing price of $110,000 so you can escape every once in awhile. but it's own as the queen city of the east. a lot of victorian architecture and is also on the river that has fishing and boating. there's just a lot to do.
>> a lot of state and national parks too.
>> acadia national park is about 30 miles away . so that has a lot of hiking and biking opportunities.
>> beautiful part of the country if you can stand the winter that's a good choice. back down to the south, one that's very popular we hear about it a lot. it's south carolina , you're looking at greenville.
>> it's a mix of history as well as modern. you have the modern architecture , the greenville bridge , the river place downtown. a development of condos and shops and restaurants. there are 80 restaurants in the square mile of downtown.
>> so it's decetant.
>> it is.
>> if you want to catch a game for $7 you can go see the baseball team . on thursday beer is $1.
>> we're there.
>> midwest, grand rapids , michigan.
>> grand rapids , michigan has outstanding museums. it's the home of the gerald ford presidential library and a competition that's a really interesting competition draws 1600 artists from all over the country to compete for $200,000 in prize money . it's free and open to the public. lots to do.
>> and a mean home price