2 of 8
BACKNEXT
Hilton Head, S.C.
Hilton Head, S.C.
Joe and Lynne Nasal traded ice and snow for some of the best weather in the East.
Name: Joe and Lynne Nasal
Age: 66 and 61
Why they love it: No snow

My wife and I lived in Pennsylvania for most of our adult life, and eventually the snow, ice and lack of sunshine began to make life unbearable. So, after four years of retirement, we moved to the Sun City community in Hilton Head last year.

It was hard leaving three grandchildren behind, but the close proximity to the beach, excellent food and great Southern hospitality will certainly add quality years to life!

Moving here cut our expenses in half. We were paying rent for an apartment in State College and bought a midsized house here; it's got two bedrooms and a two-car garage. It's perfect for us. Homes in this community range from $200,000 to $500,000. We pay $100 a month association dues and about $800 a year in property taxes.

There are a lot of recreational facilities and activities with three golf courses, three pools, tennis courts, a gym, 5,000-square-foot wood shop, bicycle paths. We're 20 minutes from the beach and from Savannah and an hour from Charleston. Doctors from Savannah have set up offices just outside our gates so you get wonderful health care as well.



NEXT: On the road

Last updated September 13 2010: 8:42 AM ET


25 Best Places to Retire Your post-work years are a time to improve your golf game, take up a new hobby, or just enjoy a well-deserved break. In these great college towns, you can expand your intellectual horizons too. More
Durham, N.C.: Where retirees playDuke University offers a large number of continued learning courses for retirees, keeping them active in the college town of Durham. More
Best Places to Live These terrific small cities -- even now -- boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family. More
Special Offer

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.