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Welcome to Topretirements Best Places Newsletter for September 18.  On a whim we looked at what active communities had the most views at Topretirements in the last 6 months. Boy, were we surprised. See below.

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Most Popular Active Community - Albuquerque Meadows, NM

As a curiosity we decided to take a look and see which communities (not cities or towns) get the most traffic at Topretirements.  Going back for the last 6 months, the surprising winner was Albuquerque Meadows. Not sure why this affordable (new homes for $70,000) 55+ manufactured home community evoked so much interest, but it had almost 1,200 visits in that time period.  In second place was ShantiNiketan, a FL community for people who do not want to return to India for retirement.  Millville by the Sea in Bethany Beach was a more conventional winner in 3rd place.  More »

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More and more people are interested in a South Carolina retirement, for a lot of good reasons. It has a mild winter climate and tremendously varied geography - from Myrtle Beach to mountains in the west.  Many towns seem especially well-suited to retirees. Here is a quick rundown on what you can expect in the Palmetto State.  More>>

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When  you  think about it, retirement is nothing like any other major life event.  One of the main differences is that you are totally on your own - you get to decide the where, when, and how - and no one else is guiding or telling you what to do.  Here are some key takeaways >>

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