Top Retirement Towns
What Tumwater is like for active adults
Beer afficianados of a certain age will recognize the name Tumwater as the source of Olympia Beer. Unfortunately the brewery in Tumwater has been retired in the wake of its acquisition by Miller. Neverthless this delightful town of about 12,000 lives on. It is located where the Deschutes River meets the Budd River at the southern end of Puget Sound - just a few miles from Olympia. Tumwater is a Chinook term meaning waterfall or rushing water...
What Torrance is like for active adults
Torrance is a city of about 150,000 in southern California, located just north of Long Beach and south of Los Angeles. It is near the ocean and the 6th largest city in Los Angeles County. Photo of USMC in parade courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Alton...
What Almeria is like for active adults
Almeria is the capital of the Province of Almeria in Southeastern Spain. This ancient town was established by the Moors in 955 and was frequently fought over during the Crusades. The area is a popular one for tourism and for active adult communities. Because of its prominent desert features Almeria was the location for many spaghetti westerns and other famous movies (Lawrence of Arabia). There is at least one active adult community near Almeria (see link at top right)...
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What Port Fairy is like for active adults
Port Fairy is a small coastal town on Australia's south coast. It became wealthy as a haven for whalers and sealers and then popular with Irish immigrants, it is Victoria's oldest port. The town is located between Melbourne and Adelaide, just above the Great Ocean Road. It was named the "Most LIvable City in the World" and the title is well deserved. Many retirees from Australia choose to live here for those reasons. It has fantastic wide sandy beaches with real waves but safe for swimming...