Study Identifies The Worst U.S. States To Retire In

Alaska’s Weather Is A Road Block for Retirement

Some may dream of a retirement that’s out there, far away from traffic, crowds, and over-development. The Last Frontier may sound like a viable option for these reasons, but Alaska isn’t all peaches and cream. The weather is treacherous, which is not something most people enjoy during their golden years.

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Most residents split their time between Alaska and somewhere warmer and lighter in the winter, which isn’t a great option in retirement. There isn’t much to do other than hunt, fish, and explore the outdoors when the weather allows. Alaska even ranks low in affordability. Pass on this state.