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Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.  Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined ...

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Life at Heritage Shores is full of amenities, activities and social opportunities. When you live here, each day can be as active or laid ...

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Cresswind Charleston is Charleston-area's BEST active adult lifestyle community. Cresswind inspires active adults to live life to the ful...

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Cadence at Lansdowne is a brand new 55+ active adult community offering a vibrant lifestyle in Lansdowne, Virginia. It's where you can ha...

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Reflections on Silver Lake is a popular 55+ Manufactured Home and RV Community in Highlands County, Florida, offering a choice of lifesty...

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November 26, 2021 — When it comes to lists of Best Places to Retire, one of the most consistent and “best” sources is US News. Their lists usually make sense, and rarely include bizarre choices in North Dakota or other places that don’t take into account that most retirees looking to relocate want to move to somewhere where winter temperatures are warm. While their new Best Places for 2021-2022 lists uphold their sterling reputation for the most part, the fact that they left off the entire western half of the country seems like a very serious omission.

Florida came out on top on both of their new lists this year – “Best Places” and “Most Affordable Places to Retire”. The Sunshine State garnered 8 of 10 spots on the Best Places to Retire list, and with 4 of the Most Affordable selections. Two of those Florida cities, Daytona Beach and Pensacola, made it onto both lists.

How they were chosen, along with our quibbles

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What It Is Like to Retire in Paris

Retirees come to Paris, Tennessee not for its resemblance to the famous French capital, but because they like living near one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Paris is a small town of about 10,000 in northwest Tennessee, 15 miles from the vast and popular Land Between the Lakes recreation area. An active adult lifestyle is easy here, and there a variety of affordable retirement community options.  The mild climate makes this an ideal place to live in retirement... more >>

State: Tennessee

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What It Is Like to Retire in Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Washington is located on the extreme northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, just across Puget Sound from Seattle. Port Townsend was a thriving port settlement before Seattle was founded.Unfortunately, the Union Pacific Railroad bypassed it, sending the thriving community into an economic tailspin. While bad for the people who lived here then, this event was serendipitous for the many baby boomer retirees who are now thinking about making it their retirement community... more >>

State: Washington

 
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What It Is 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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What It Is Like to Retire in Coventry

Located in northeast Connecticut, and known as the birthplace of Nathan Hale, Coventry is a small town incorporated in 1712, and is made up of historic sites, farms, and outdoor recreation as it is also home to Lake Wangumbaug. Captain Nathan Hale, an American Patriot who was a spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is famous for his speech before he was hung by the British, stating his only regret was that he had but one life to give for his country... more >>

State: Connecticut

 
 
 
 

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