Best Places for Military Retirement
#7 Madison, WI
Military Installation: Fort McCoy
Median Home Price: $216,500
Madison has a lot in its favor with low unemployment, a healthy lifestyle, recreation and cultural opportunities and all the benefits from being home to the University of Wisconsin. Home prices are the most expensive of the places in our top ten, but are still generally affordable and have held their value well during the recent downturn. There is a local VA medical center, but military retirees will need to travel a few hours (90 miles) to Fort McCoy in Sparta to shop at their commissary and exchange. Federal pensions are not taxed in Wisconsin.
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|Category||Metro Area Statistics|
|Median Home Price||$216,500|
|Federal Pension Taxed||No|
|Military Installation||Name: Fort McCoy
Proximity: within 91 miles
Amenities: Medium commissary, large exchange, clinic
|VA Hospital Proximity||Local|
|Education||Number of 4-year colleges: 2
Prominent Institution: University of Wisconsin
Ask JuneGot money questions and looking for answers you can trust? Just Ask June! June Lantz Walbert is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner with USAA Financial Planning Services. She is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve with 19 years of service. Walbert's basic branch is Air Defense Artillery. She also is Airborne, Air Assault, and Canadian Air borne qualified.
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