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CNN Money included it in its 25 Best Places to Retire for 2009 because it has the amenities of city life, Southern hospitality, low cost of living, outdoor recreation, and a temperate climate.
In Part 2 of our Retirement Checklist series we list 10 to-do's that will help you accomplish several important purposes. For one, they will greatly reduce the burden on your heirs. And two, they are going to make you feel so much better knowing you have a solid plan for the future.
Popular with boaters, Anacortes has a cute downtown with many antique stores and shops. Washington Park is a 220-acre  city park which offers forests and 50 miles of biking trails.The art scene is growing.
Baby boomers are having an easier time selling their existing homes, and that is translating into boom times for the 55+ building market. The National Association of Home Builders reports that builder confidence has hit its highest levels since 2008.
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