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August 4, 2020 — Not everybody’s retirement dream is to pack up and move to the Carolinas, Florida, or Arizona. In fact most retirees never move far from they lived when they stopped working. The Mid-Atlantic states have a big advantage for people who live in that region or the Northeast, and who are not looking for a big change. For those who prefer to be within easy driving distance of friends and family, proximity to where they live now is a big plus (even bigger in this time of Covid!). In this article we have come up with a list of the 14 most popular retirement towns in the Mid-Atlantic states, based on site visits at Topretirements.

The Mid-Atlantic states are generally considered to be Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Virginia, which borders most of those states, is close enough that we are considering it here.

With 5 winners, Virginia had the most towns on this list, followed by Delaware and Pennsylvania with 3. All of them are great places to retire, no duds here. Most are near the coast, while others are in the mountains. Here is the list, along with a few of the active adult communities in the region that also got a lot of site visits here. The towns are presented in order of popularity.

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What it's Like to Retire in Boynton Beach

Settled in 1894 by Nathan Boynton, Boynton Beach originated as a healthful resort in southeast Florida. A popular retirement community, the city includes sections that are on the barrier island and the connecting mainland to the east. This growing retirement community manages to retain some of the old Florida charm as a community with many retirees plus a diverse community of all ages. The friendly city is warm in the winter and has a rich array of choices for retirement living... more >>

State: Florida


What it's Like to Retire in Tarboro

Tarboro is a small town of about 10,000 in east central North Carolina, about 15 miles from Rocky Mount.  People who live here say it is a very  friendly town. Thanks to its days as an important river port, Tarboro boasts a 45-block Historic District .  The District has over 300 structures from residential dwellings to historic churches to original 19th century storefronts along Tarboro’s Main Street. It was created by the National Parks service in 1977... more >>

State: North Carolina


What it's Like to Retire in Lexington-Fayette

Lexington, officially Lexington-Fayette County, is the second largest city in Kentucky with a population of just under 330,000, with a metropolitian area population approaching 450,000.  It is home to the University of Kentucky and the "Big Blue Nation", making it a vibrant college town with attendant excitement and culture. Its nicknames are the Horse Capital of the World and Thoroughbred City, and many horse racing and related equestrian events are held here... more >>

State: Kentucky


What it's Like to Retire in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, population a little over 5,000, one of American's top vacation destinations, as well as an interesting place to retire (at least for part of the year).  Located along the coast, this idyllic spot was fiercely protected by the Rockefeller family, who were instrumental in the formation of Acadia National Park.  There are great beaches here, whale watching, and an interesting, if slightly touristy town... more >>

State: Maine


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