Snowbirds Get Ready to Fly South

Florida isn't the only destination for snowbirds—MySilverAge's slideshow highlights the top five destinations for seniors traveling south for the winter

Sep 19, 2013, 10:00 ET from MySilverAge

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- By mid-September, many seniors have started planning their annual trek to warmer locales for the winter. These "snowbirds" make the trip for many reasons, including arthritis relief, golfing opportunities, a simple desire for more sunshine or a change of scenery—and their numbers are growing.



A study from the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research revealed Florida alone gains an additional million people each winter, thanks to this migration trend. But Florida is not the only destination for snowbirds.

A new slideshow from features photos and descriptions of the top destinations for snowbirds to consider when looking for a winter home. Locations include:

  • South Padre Island, Texas
    Active seniors enjoy the great weather, scenic beaches, bird watching, fishing and boating in this peaceful coastal community.
  • Coachella Valley, Calif.
    Bordered by the Salton Sea and three mountain ranges, Coachella Valley is home to more than 110 golf courses in Southern California.

Check out the full slideshow to learn more about the popular cities for snowbirds:

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