When researching your future retirement location, it's important to consider not just how much it costs to live there, but whether you feel safe, or are targeted by high taxes, or can find a doctor that you can afford.

According to mobility specialist Stannah, 57 percent of senior citizens would consider moving to take advantage of cheap house prices, while 48 percent would move to a lower-tax state and 37 percent would chase a cheaper cost of living to a new home state.

But what about the states that aren't friendly to seniors?

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.