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Beyond Asheville: More Under-Rated Best Places to Retire

Category: Best Retirement Towns and States

February 1, 2011 — As many of us have discovered, the glamour queen (or king) we might be first attracted to often doesn’t turn out to be as enchanting in the long term as the quiet beauty in the back of the room. A similar phenomenon happens with best places to retire lists, so last year we came out with a list of “The Most Under-Rated Places to Retire”. Our readers seemed to like the concept, so here we go again with our 2011 list: More Under-Rated Places to Retire. Part 3 in the series was published in 2014 (see bottom of article for link).

We started with our search for this year’s list by using the Topretirements “Retirement Ranger“. There we specified these criteria:
1. Lower than average cost of living
2. Average January temperature above 40 degrees (F.), (we’ll do a similar list (more…)

Posted by John Brady on February 1st, 2011