Top 10 Best Places for Retired Military to Launch Second Careers
Raleigh in Top 10 Best Places for Retired Military to Live, named by USAA and Military.com
Are you a retired or active member of the US military looking for the best place in the nation to retire and start a second career?
According to a study commissioned by USAA and Military, the top 10 best places for retired military to live in the nation are:
Oklahoma City, OK
San Antonio, TX
These cities were judged on a few main categories:
- Employment opportunities and sectors that align with military skills sets, such as defense, engineering, medical services and aviation.
- Overall jobs climate based on unemployment rate and number of small businesses.
- Proximity to a military base and a VA hospital or clinic, base amenities and state taxation on military pensions.
- General quality of life, such as affordability, housing costs, crime rate, sales taxes and climate.
Raleigh, NC a Best Place to Live for Military Veterans
Raleigh, NC is a nationally recognized hot spot for engineering and defense jobs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Raleigh, NC is 8.4% (as of September, 2011), significantly below many metropolitan cities in the US.
The affordable living, low crime rates, and enjoyable climate also help Raleigh gain national "best place to live" awards each year.
Read a full account of this study, Military.com, and USAA here. Information courtesy of MarketWatch.com.
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