Deciding where to settle down after retirement is a big deal. Some may even argue that choosing where to spend your later years is even more important than deciding where you start your life.

Two main things to consider is the overall cost of living and how that aligns with your retirement plan. Also considering if there are places near by you will enjoy frequenting?

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Making sure there are essentials near by like grocery stores and restaurants is important as well as forms entertainment like movie theaters and museums. Retirees typically want to be close to family and friends while also having access to parks, and clubs to make new friends.

It certainly can seem like a lot to consider, and while it is exciting to make plans for your retirement, it can be very overwhelming. Stacker took some of the pressure off of Louisiana retirees by compiling a list of the best Parishes to retire to in the state.

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