In A Real Estate Guide for Veterans, It’s detailed how to find your next home as a former United States service member. Once you return from your final tour, it can be a conundrum figuring out where to go next. The U.S. is a big place, filled with different people who comprise different communities. If you’re looking for a place to settle down as a veteran, here are 5 of the best cities to pick from.
- Virginia Beach, VA- Neptune City is filled with beautiful properties minutes from some of the best shorelines the country has to offer. The peace and serenity of the area is a definite advantage to living here; there is a large concentration of both veterans and active servicemembers. As of 2015, there are nearly 60,000 veterans estimated to be living in the area with an unemployment rate for veterans well below the national average at 6.1%. There are five VA health facilities within 50 miles of the metropolitan area, and vets in the area have the second highest median income in the country.
- San Antonio, TX- The lone star state is home to over 100,000 veterans. The dry heat and excellent food options are two reasons to find a home near the Alamo. With fifteen VA health facilities within 50 miles of the city and excellent school districts, San Antonio is one of the best places in the country to start a family as a veteran.
- Washington, D.C- The nation’s capital never sleeps, but it does offer a few compelling reasons to settle down as a retired service member. With the highest number of local military installations at 19 and the highest number of local VA health facilities with 25 it’s a bustling community, but one that vets can feel at home in. Best of all, Washington boasts the highest median income for veterans in the country.
- San Diego, CA- The year-round climate and beautiful skyline make compelling reasons to visit America’s Finest City. The concentration of jobs, veterans and active-duty military make compelling reasons to stay. San Diego is home to the largest combined population of veterans and active military. There are eight VA benefits facilities and twelve VA health facilities nearby the city. Median Income is over $40,000 for those who have retired from the military.
- Oklahoma City, OK- The Big Friendly is home to great barbecue and hospitable communities. There are three VA benefits facilities local to the area, but the biggest reason to give OKC a look is that it boasts the lowest unemployment rate for veterans in the nation.
Whether you’re finding your first or last home, as a member of the military, you’re entitled to certain benefits that you might not even be aware of. If you’re looking to find the best way to find a home in one of these or other communities, consider picking up A Real Estate Guide for Veterans.