Fargo – Honolulu comparison isn’t new

This recent good Forbes rating and comparison to Hawaii isn’t the first,  In 2008 the AARP came to visit and after a panel discussion in Fargo ranked us along with Honolulu as a top 5 healthiest city to retire:

Here we go again, Fargo’s topping the lists. Interesting and not at all surprising to me that volunteering and walking and biking trails are key factors.

http://blogs.forbes.com/williampbarrett/2011/03/23/the-best-retirement-places/

Here’s another portion of the UK article:  When considering of which cities Americans are most likely to retire to, most people think of long, sunny days, miles of sandy beaches and sipping cocktails in the sun.

But try telling the people at Forbes magazine that, because a latest list of the best retirement cities in America has made the likes of Fargo, North Dakota, more desirable than Hawaii, Miami or San Diego.

Immortalised in the 1996 Oscar winning Coen Brothers movie as a sleepy, snow covered city, Fargo (average annual snowfall 41 inches) was joined by other notoriously snowy locations.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369764/Who-needs-Florida-Fargo-North-Dakota-beats-Miami-Forbes-best-places-retire-list.html#ixzz1HdS0qd4QHere’s part of the article with a link to the full story:

When considering of which cities Americans are most likely to retire to, most people think of long, sunny days, miles of sandy beaches and sipping cocktails in the sun.

But try telling the people at Forbes magazine that, because a latest list of the best retirement cities in America has made the likes of Fargo, North Dakota, more desirable than Hawaii, Miami or San Diego.

Immortalised in the 1996 Oscar winning Coen Brothers movie as a sleepy, snow covered city, Fargo (average annual snowfall 41 inches) was joined by other notoriously snowy locations.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369764/Who-needs-Florida-Fargo-North-Dakota-beats-Miami-Forbes-best-places-retire-list.html#ixzz1HdS0qd4QBy SIMON NEVILLE
Last updated at 2:59 AM on 25th March 2011

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369764/Who-needs-Florida-Fargo-North-Dakota-beats-Miami-Forbes-best-places-retire-list.html#ixzz1HdRc2OW5

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Charleston, South Carolina

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fargo, North Dakota

Indianapolis, Indiana

Jacksonville, Florida

Kansas City, Kansas

Lexington, Kentucky

Nashville, Tennessee

Omaha, Nebraska

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portland, Oregon

Salt Lake City, Utah

San Antonio, Texas

Tucson, Arizona

*In alphabetical order, according to Forbes

Avatar of Mike Williams

About Mike Williams

Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: http://www.electwilliams.com Occupation: Risk Manager Family Mutual Insurance Fargo City Commissioner since 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012 About Me: I'm a pragmatic optimist that's grateful for all the wonderful people in my life
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>