It's hard to believe at your age, but believe me, it's coming.

It won't be long and you'll be leaving the 'work' interstate for the 'retire' highway (or maybe you're more of a nice, slow gravel road kind of person).

Wow, seems like just a few months ago you got that first job, the 'real' one where you were making it on your own. Seems like just a couple months ago you got married and had those kids. And heck, wasn't it just a month or so back that you still had a long, long way to go before you became an 'old fogey'. And as far as retirement, well...that was way off in the distance somewhere.

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Ahem. Here you are. It's pert near time.

So where the heck is a great place to retire?

That, of course, is different for each and every one of you. There's a lot of things to consider, things like family, likes and dislikes, geography, weather, and on and on and on.

Oh, and funds. Yes, always funds.

So with all that being said, there's no perfect place that someone else can decided for you. But you might take a few general things into consideration.

Wallethub analyzed things like affordability, activities, quality of life and health care and came up with what they say are the best places to enjoy retirement in the United States. And while the usual warm weather spots like Florida and Arizona, not surprisingly, were at the top of the list, Sioux Falls landed in the Top twenty five nationally and Rapid City did pretty good as well. In fact, there were several cities in the upper Midwest that made the list.

So if you're fortunate enough to have family in Sioux Falls (and you get along with them OK!), it's not a bad idea to settle on in to the greatest  city in the greatest state in the nation and enjoy those golden years.

Birthday Freebies You Can Get at Sioux Falls Businesses

We've added even MORE birthday freebies from Sioux Falls businesses.

Everyone loves free stuff, especially on your birthday. Most of the freebies require you to sign up for their rewards program, e-mail list, or mobile app, so make sure you plan ahead. Some of the offers are good just on your birthday, while others are good for a week or longer.

Of course, this is just a small list. There are many more businesses that offer free stuff for your birthday right here in Sioux Falls. You just need to ask! Or, choose your favorite business, check out their website, and sign up for their e-mail club. All offers are subject to change at any time. Call ahead or check their website for more details.

*List updated 1/4/2022 - Individual businesses may change their policies at any time.