Top Retirement Towns
What Athens is like for active adults
Athens is an immensely successful (population just over 100,000) university town in the hills of northeastern Georgia. It is extremely popular as a retirement community. The University of Georgia has helped to create an unusually liberal community with a thriving artistic, literary, musical, and intellectual scene. A number of musical groups such as REM and the B-52’s have gone on to international fame from here...
What Summerville is like for active adults
The old town of Summerville, South Carolina makes for an interesting retirement community. This charming town of 45,000 has grown by 62% since 2000, it is fast becoming a city and suburb of Charleston. It is near the coast and many tourist attractions. Isle of Palms is a nice but heavily developed barrier island nearby. Summerville, "The Flower Town in the Pines", attracted wealthy people in the 1800’s...
State: South Carolina
What Lucca is like for active adults
Lucca, Italy is a charming little town in Tuscany that has become a popular retirement spot for the British, French, and Germans in recent years. Although the city as a whole contains about 84,000 inhabitants, the old walled city, by far the most interesting part of town, has a population of only 7,500. Lucca's location in Tuscany about 50 miles west of Florence and 15 miles from Pisa is ideal...
What Davis is like for active adults
Davis is a city of over 65,000 in north central California, 11 miles west of Sacramento. It is famous as the home of UC Davis, a distinguished university with more than 32,000 students. As a college town it has a decidely liberal bent plus all the attractions associated with that, such as plentiful restaurants, wine bars, and book stores. The city is quite a great place for bicyclists - it is home to the Bicycling Hall of Fame...