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There is an impressive number of classic "Old Florida" towns and cities. Many were started by visionaries in the early part of the 20th century, then went through boom and bust cycles. A sizable number  have been preserved and revitalized; today they make great places to retire. Here is our list of some of the best, with apologies to the many more we could haveincluded. We'd like to hear your suggestion on the subject, too.
This classic town on California's northern coast has many claims to fame, including being the setting for 9 episodes of the TV mystery series, "Murder, She Wrote".  Numerous artists enjoy living here, while the Mendocino Music Festival enjoys worldwide acclaim.
History is present in this fast growing  area that is quite popular with retirees and 55+ communities.  George Washington was born near here. The 40-block national historic district contains more than 350 buildingsfrom the 18th and 19th centuries.
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