Choosing the right place to retire can be a difficult and very important step when planning for the golden years. Many seniors may choose the eternal sunshine of Florida, but others feel uncomfortable among the crowds. Others could choose a retirement living community in the Midwest's rugged landscape.
Then, some may choose Maryland, where seniors are the fastest-growing age group, according to The Savage-Guilford Patch.
From 2010 to 2020, the Maryland Department of Planning estimates that the number of people over 60 will grow by 36 percent.
Fifty-nine-year-old Bob Passerelli is looking forward to his own retirement, because the unique beauty of the eastern shore offers him his chance to practice his photography.
The beaches and mountains throughout the state may offer another way for retirees to balance urban living with natural splendor. Others may be attracted to the state-of-the-art medical facilities, such as Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Overall, it seems that seniors are choosing to live in a wider variety of locations for active living. Aging baby boomers are used to the four seasons and may even miss them if they move somewhere like Florida.
"People are [now] less inclined to be in a hot climate all the time," industry expert Tom Wetzel told the news provider.