The online business publication, Kiplinger, recently has named Birmingham Alabama to its short list of the nation's great retirement cities!. The site listed one of Birmingham's biggest draws as being the "big city living with a Deep South discount."
With income-tax exemptions for social security benefits, military pensions, and other qualified pensions, Birmingham certainly is friendly for those drawing on their retirement plans. The article also mentions that the state's taxes per capita beat the national average by $700, and on top of that older homeowners are not required to pay property tax. The financial benefits for retirees are undeniable.
Warm weather, great golf courses, and a lot of that Southern Charm have also helped solidify Birmingham as a fantastic city to retire.
To read more about Birmingham and to view the entire list, visit the Kiplinger article here!