Veterans have a lot of choices when it comes time to move and you may be faced with the question Florida or California? Chicago or Houston?

It is important that you choose a place where you want to live out the rest of your life. Since you have retired from the military, you do not have to be ready to move in an instant and you can settle down and enjoy what the city has to offer. With that in mind, you also want to live in a city where there is a nightlife and a day scene for you to enjoy – otherwise, how will you spend your time?

Below, we will talk about some of the best cities for veterans to move within the US. These cities have been ranked top by other military members and veteran families too.

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado comes up on many top places to live and for good reason too. This city has been ranked top for veterans and is one place where many veterans already live. You will find others who you have a lot in common with and the city is ranked the fifth highest in educational attainment, in case you have kids or want to start a family.

Alexandria, VA

This little city is located close to Washington DC, so you are not too far from the cultural landmarks. This city has been named one of the top ones for veterans and has a low veteran unemployment rate of just 2.1 percent. The city is within close distance to Fort Myer Army Base and many veterans find themselves there for work or relaxation.

Arlington, TX

Arlington has been named a popular choice amongst veterans because it is affordable and has a lower than average cost of living. The city has a reputation of being home to other veterans and is one of the top places for veterans to purchase a home with the average home price falling in at $220,000.

Wilmington, NC

If you enjoy the snow and cooler weather, you will enjoy living in Wilmington like many other veterans. The city is a wonderful place because it does have an average cost of living and one of the highest job growth rates. There are many veteran owned businesses in the area and the city is within close distance to one of the largest military terminals.

Jacksonville, FL

Who wouldn’t want to retire in Florida? This city earned a spot on this list because it does boast a great economy and job growth rate. Jacksonville, FL is home to many veterans too and you will have no problem connecting with them and sharing stories from the past.

Where Do You Want to Live?

There are many veteran friendly cities in the US and the above are just a handful of the top ones. As you get ready to settle down and move into your permanent home, consider the cities above and check out some of the other veteran friendly options out there.

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