Florida was the No. 1 destination for retirees in the last year, according to HireAHelper’s third annual retirement migration study. Florida topped the list for the first time after coming in second in 2020. Nearly 16% of all retirees choosing to retire out of state turned to Florida, the report shows. The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metro area was listed as the top metro destination for retirement moves, attracting 9.2% of them in 2022.