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DSM USA is One of the Best Places in the Country to Retire

DSM USA Best Place to Retire

March 22, 2018

There are a lot of factors at play when finally reaching the dream of retirement. Ensuring its secure and comfortable is the priority of any worker. The how and when can often be answered with the help of an advisor, but the question of where is just as pertinent.

Retire in DSM

Iowa was recently named as the #4 Best State for Retirement by WalletHub. The story was picked up by Time, which incidentally is owned by Meredith, a publishing powerhouse located in the state’s capital of Greater Des Moines (DSM). Which gets me to my point. Forget about Florida, you should really consider retiring in DSM.

Your hard-earned dollars will go further. U.S. News & World Report named DSM as the #1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. Along with a low costing of living, our health care and quality of life ranks highly, both of which are incredibly important for a happy retirement. In DSM alone, there are endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. From exploring the outdoors to taking in live music, make recreation and relaxation your new fulltime job.

Our low cost of living and strong emphasis on quality of life make for easy living, but it’s not just confined to one area.

High living standards

Across the board, Iowa continues to raise the bar on living standards. As a part of DSM, Indianola is proud to be a great spot for retirees. Our listing as a Top 10 Best Place to Retire in Iowa by SmartAsset is a gratifying feeling as we have strived to maintain and promote our beautiful parks, safety and recreation throughout the past years. We have enjoyed the benefits of a locally owned, not-for-profit utility system since the 1800s and our Fiber-to-the-Home project is rapidly progressing as we aim to bring the highest quality of connection, and life, to our residents.

The rankings were assessed on a variety of factors, including taxation, health care and available retirement centers. Overall, Iowa scores impressively high on all criteria, particularly health and well-being.

Among the other cities in Iowa’s Top 10 Best Places to Retire are Clive, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale and West Des Moines, all of which form DSM. It really goes to show that DSM is best-in-class for retirees, none more so than Indianola.

The thing about Iowa is you will always be greeted with a welcoming community and opportunities to explore arts and culture at your doorstep. No matter when you plan to retire, you can find a great spot for you in DSM.

Ranked as the #1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Greater Des Moines (DSM) boasts a growing and vibrant community for all ages. Are you interested in moving to DSM? Relocation Packets offer information on everything from neighborhoods to shopping, parks and local attractions.

Jane Whalen

As the former president of Aureon Consulting, Jane Whalen was responsible for the company's strategic leadership and business operations. Previously, Whalen worked in business development and leadership roles for Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young and EDS. She has an Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Simpson College, where she is still active today. She also spends much of her free time with the Iowa Women Lead Change, United Way of Central Iowa and the Indianola Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Whalen was awarded the NAWBO Iowa Business Woman of the Year recognition.