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Myths About Retiring in Wisconsin

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016 03:14 PM

Deciding where to retire can be a tough decision for senior citizens, with many different factors to consider. Among those are cost of living, healthcare, and weather, which all vary from state to state.

For those considering retirement in Wisconsin, one its most appealing assets is its picturesque landscapes. The Huffington Post explains, “The state might not get a ton of travel press, but it's a natural playground for all types — you'll find rafting, hiking and classic outdoor crafts like hunting and fishing in Wisconsin's state parks, lakes, and islands.”

When deciding where to retire, it’s vital to consider all of the facts and dispel the myths. With that in mind, here are four myths about Wisconsin that simply are not true.

1. It’s Always Cold

This clearly could be a problem for senior citizens, as it makes getting around much more difficult. While it certainly does get cold in the winter, Wisconsin features four seasons that all share equal prominence. With an average summer temperature at 66 degrees, Wisconsin ranks just a little below the middle of the pack when compared to the rest of the country.

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Plus, after the winter, there are plenty of benefits that offset the chill. MarketWatch says, “The warmth of the residents makes up for the chill of the climate, and that — plus the outdoor recreation and reasonable real estate prices — makes this state an interesting option for retirees.”

2. All Taxes Are High

Wisconsin has one of the highest state income taxes, but it also provides retirees with many benefits. For example, there are no Social Security taxes, there are low-income retirement tax exemptions, and they even offer a homestead tax break.

3. It’s Not Healthy

Wisconsin currently ranks as the 23rd healthiest state in the nation for 2014, according to the United Health Foundation. Residents here have a low prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and consistently prove to be very physical active.

4. There’s No Golf

Golfing is an important hobby for many retirees, and Wisconsin has two of the most highly ranked golf courses in the nation.

“There are more than 500 golf courses, including the Pete Dye-designed Whistling Straits, host to the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships, and Blackwolf Run, which regularly tops the “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” list from Golf Digest,” says MarketWatch.

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For those considering retirement in Wisconsin, one its most appealing assets is its picturesque landscapes. When deciding where to retire, it’s vital to consider all of the facts and dispel the myths. With that in mind, here are four myths about Wisconsin that simply are not true.
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