Jan. 7, 2015.  Happy New Year, , and welcome to this week's newsletter.  The 2 retirement towns featured here reflect today's theme of great year round places to retire.
 
The New York Times called Franklin a "gem hiding in the shadow of Nashville".  This town and some of its smaller neighbors attract affluent residents who enjoy the brick sidewalks and historic center. TheArt Deco Franklin Theatre is the pride of the town.
 
Beinga snowbird retiree can be a great way to get the best of 2 worlds. But how about if you could find a place to retire that gives you the best world - all year round? It certainly saves on the expense and hassle. Read on to see our top reader submitted ideas.
Money Magazine once named Round Rock as one of the top 10 Best Small Cities. A lot of that has to do with being the home of Dell Computers, which has helped it become a bustling hi-tech business environment.Actually part of Austin, the city also has some amazing recreational facilities.
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