Top Retirement Towns
What Portland is like for active adults
Portland, Maine (population 66,000) has had a dramatic resurgence over the last 20 years. Always an important port and manufacturing center, Maine’s largest city is an ideal retirement community – in fact it is often mentioned as one of America’s most livable small cities. It combines New England history (founded in 1632), a vital downtown centered on the Old Port District, pristine beaches, and a friendly, small town feel...
What Centreville is like for active adults
Centreville is a small town of just under 2000 people and the county seat of Queen Anne's County. Located, not surprisingly, in the center of the state, it is a charming small town. It is home to one of the oldest courthouses in the country. The old town has a plentiful stock of Victorian and other older homes with wrap-around porches, along with the interesting infrastructure of a town that goes back to colonial days. Picture of Centreville Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and S.W. Clyde...
What Branson is like for active adults
Branson is a town in central Missouri with a population of just under 7000. Branson is a major tourist center and is sometimes called the "Family Friendly" Las Vegas because of the many attractions and bright lights in town. There are more than 100 live shows in over 50 theatres, plus museums and amusement parks. An astonishing number of top entertainers have established theatres in Branson. One of the pluses for retirees is the potential for part-time work in the tourist industry...
What Arkadelphia is like for active adults
Arkadelphia is an outdoorsy, mountainside rural community in one of the oldest areas in Arkansas.With a population of just over 10,000, the cost of living is underneath the national average. Lakes, rivers, and a national park make Arkadelphia a great place to get outside. A college town, there are two universities here. Photo of town hall courtesy of cityofarkadelphia.com...