Alaska’s an absolutely gorgeous state. Glaciers, vistas, and ocean-scapes, no place else in the US really has the same visage. Although, there is one major issue with living there, and that’s the harsh cold. For retirees with arthritis or other health concerns, shoveling snow and dealing with the low temperatures may be difficult on the body, making it generally unwise to stay there. There’s also the fact that a majority of the state’s supplies need to be imported, which affects the price of living.