Jefferson City, Missouri – Featured Retirement Location


Today’s featured retirement location is Jefferson City, Missouri! This city made our 2021 Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™ due to its very affordable housing market, lower than average cost of living, and proximity to quality medical facilities.

Jefferson City, Missouri is full of rich history and as such, offers residents plenty of museums and beautiful historic architecture. The Museum of Missouri Military History offers visitors a glimpse into the state’s role in the military from the Civil War through modern day, while the Missouri State Penitentiary has been converted into a historical site that allows visitors to visit the facility that housed many of the country’s famous criminals during the 19th century and beyond.

The Cole County Courthouse \\ Image by Kbh3rd on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)

The nearest military base to Jefferson City is 82 miles away at Fort Leonard Wood/Whiteman AFB. Here, military retirees may access an exchange, commissary, MWR office, and more. Jefferson City is home to its own VA clinic, as well as 2 highly-ranked hospitals in the region, so retirees can be assured that quality medical care is available.

Jefferson City is one of the more than 120 locations listed in our 2021 Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™. Filled with locations chosen based on data relevant to military retirees, our 2021 Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™ will help you find the location best suited for your ideal retirement. For more information and to purchase our guide, click here.

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