One of the Best Places to Retire

Expect a “Key West vibe at a Costco price.”

Gulfport, FL. Situated just east of St. Pete Beach on an aquatic preserve, this small town of just over 12,000 offers residents a “Key West vibe at a Costco price,” according to AARP.

Gulfport strikes a balance between charming and slightly offbeat, with white-sand beaches and brightly painted cottages sharing streets with art shops and beach bars.

But also on a practical level, Gulfport thrives with the retiree community, with median housing prices coming in at a reasonable $191,300. Just 10 minutes from the heart of St. Petersburg and 25 minutes to Tampa, access to healthcare is easy and quick. And, on a local level, volunteer-run organizations offer goods and services such as food, home repairs, and free rides around town — in addition to hosting regular community-wide street and beach cleanups.

Sounds perfect, right? Contact Spoonful of C for recommendations in Gulfport, FL!