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 Topretirements eNewsletter
 December 16, 2009

In This Issue...

  • Affordable College Towns in the Sunbelt  
  • Member Survey Results
  • Edmonds, WA
  • 4 Last Minute Gift Ideas
  • Melbourne, FL

  • Pictured above: Campus scene at the University of Georgia in Athens
    Warm thanks to all who took the time to fill out the Topretirements Members survey last week. We received the 100 responses we were looking for, which in turn produced an amazing amount of useful info (see article below). Congrats to the 3 winners of "101 Best Outdoor Towns" -  the books are "in the mail".

    Most Affordable College Towns in the Sunbelt 
    Even if you are only mildly interested in a college town retirement you need to check out this article. This time we concentrated on sun belt college towns; in a future article we will cover the rest of the country. To be included on this list our picks had to be in lower than average cost towns.
    What Topretirements' Members Really Want
    The obvious answer to that question is, a great place to retire.  Your responses provided a wealth of information, data, and hundreds of helpful comments. We're already at work on some of the requested changes, others might take a bit longer. Don't miss our favorite comments!

    You can catch the ferry to Kingston from Edmonds, which is on located the southeast end of Puget Sound. The Edmonds Arts Festival is just one of the cultural attractions this affluent town hosts.
    Click on a state to see more towns and a list of active adult communities. Sign up for our free daily notification service and get an alert about every new community and article the day after they are posted.
    In case the spirit hasn't yet moved you, here are 4 very different ideas that might suit the baby boomer on your list. But don't wait too long!
    Melbourne, FL
    One of the nicest features of coastal towns in Florida is that they have multiple access points to the water. Melbourne has a barrier island with nice beaches, access to the Intracoastal, and a mainland side too.  Melbourne is also home to two colleges.
    Explore Melbourne
    Chime in with your opinions and experiences about looking for your best place to retire. "War stories" are always appreciated.
    Lake Keowee is a large lake near Clemson, SC. People go there as a summer weekend destination and place to retire. Check it out.
    Take our free interactive quiz and find your best place to retire. Answer 11 questions, get an instant report based on your preferences.
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