Or Maybe Just Grow Old In…. That’s according to a new article in MSNMoney this week highlighting the best and worst places to grow old in; Hawaii came in at #3. Over 16% of the state’s population is over 65 and with all the popular hot spots, and vacation destinations throughout the islands it makes the perfect place to enjoy retirement.
Another reason is the health care system. Older Hawaiians benefit from the the strong state health system and Hawaii was the first state to introduce a near-universal health care system in 1976 and it appears to be working quite well.
Hawaii also has a great track record when it comes to longevity. The States residents were expected to live 81.3 years, the highest life expectancy at birth nationwide. The elderly have strong income security in Hawaii. The median income for older households is nearly $57,000, the highest figure nationwide for older generations. Of course, it helps to have this due to Hawaii’s high cost of living.
Hawaii has some beautiful places to live all around each island and Oahu, while it may be the most active is not always the most expensive. There are numerous places throughout the island in which call home. In the center of the island is Mililani, a smaller community half way between Honolulu and the North Shore. It’s close to the military base yet far enough away from the touristy hot spots of Waikiki and downtown. Image by Daniel Ramirez Flickr
Median household income (65+): $55,650 (the highest)
Pct. with a disability (65+): 35.6% (25th lowest)
Pct. with a bachelor’s degree or higher (65+): 26.0% (17th highest)
Violent crime rate: 245.3 per 100,000 residents (13th lowest)