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Alabama ranked in Top 10 for retirement

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According to new research, Alabama is the 8th best state for retirement. cites the state's cost of living, healthcare, crime and climate.  

"Alabama has some of the lowest state and local taxes in the nation. Its cost of living is relatively low, especially for a Gulf Coast state. And its temperatures are among the warmest in the U.S.," writes Public Relations Manager Ted Rossman.

The review says the annual average temperature is 63-degrees, which "compares favorably to the national average, which is more than 10-degrees lower;" however, the same article points to a "relatively high crime rate."  it reports 4,026 property and violent crimes per 100,000 people.  The national average is 3,253.  The analysis also says "access to medical care isn't as good as the national average."

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