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7 Best Places for Black People to Retire Around the World

Nashville, Tennessee

This mid-sized town, the capital of Tennessee, is known as Music City because of the vast number of recording artists who go there to make songs. Included in that list of hundreds is Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams and India Arie. Nashville boasts tranquil rivers and tree-lined neighborhoods. Its cost of living is more reasonable than other cities in the state, like Memphis, and its crime rate is lower. Many Blacks who graduate from HBCU Tennessee State make Nashville their permanent home — or return there years later.


Atlanta Georgia night skylineAtlanta

This unique place offers a bustling city life but also calm elements that are ideal for retirees seeking energy and excitement at their leisure. The cost of living is rising a bit, as more than 1,000 people migrate to Atlanta a day. But the suburbs immediately outside the city offer fun neighborhoods, great golf courses and top-flight restaurants — all just minutes from the city.


cape-town-centralCape Town, South Africa

For those looking to escape the United States, there hardly is a place on the planet that rates above Cape Town. Its beauty is unmatched. The history and culture are intriguing and add depth. The climate is seldom below 60 degrees, and the spring and summer offer some of the best beaches in the world. And the cost of living is almost unbelievable compared to America. Housing is particularly less expensive in a significant way.


Panama City, Panama

The cosmopolitan city in Central America has its traffic jams, taxi cab madness, casinos and high-end clubs. But just on the outskirts, where you can see its skyline that resembles Miami’s only in looks, this Spanish-speaking land is lovely and inviting. The people are friendly and warm, and the weather is ideal for relaxing at the beach or on the porch.

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4 thoughts on “7 Best Places for Black People to Retire Around the World

  1. CB, glad to see that you included a couple of international locations, too often we don't travel international (get your passport) and seldom consider that minimum work and social security alone would provide a good living in many places beyond the U.S. boarders.

  2. Cape town was nice, I was thinking about moving there, but I just came back from Rio, and I'm torn between the two. Rio is ridiculous, and there are a lot of fine women, and thongs seems to be the beach uniform for Rio women. Rio people are very active, and most of the activities are on the beach. Around midnight, on a Monday, in Copacabana, some teenage girls were playing a formal game of soccer with fans cheering them on.

  3. Shawn Bowen says:

    They are far too many American states included in this "world" list for it to have any crediability.

  4. Sondra Duffy says:

    Well, it’s just nice of you to consider that black retirees lives matter in this list. But, I work here in Sun City, AZ and can’t even find a place to live there because of my race! Even though I’m over sixty! Arizona remains another very prejudice state. Please re-evaluate your fake list.

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