(BPT) - Are you a servicemember preparing to transition to civilian life? If so, you probably have a lot of questions, including where you should live after transitioning from service. If you are like other surveyed servicemembers this year, you are prioritizing low cost of living, low crime rates, and access to outdoor activities. What’s more, you probably are looking for somewhere that that fits with your personality and can give you a sense of community. You want a place to call home and grow roots.
“Every year, roughly 250,000 servicemembers transition to civilian life. This can be a difficult and confusing change that includes everything from revisiting your finances to moving," says Clay Stackhouse, retired Marine Corps Colonel and Regional Outreach Manager at Navy Federal Credit Union. “You might prefer city living with public transportation or rural living with more space. It’s up to you and your individual needs.”