Best Places to Retire Young

You may be ready to quit your day job - but that doesn't mean you want to sit around all day. These places, selected by Money Magazine with Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, all offer thriving economies and plenty to do.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA
Population: 41,425
15-year population growth: 11.6%
Median home price: $398,400
Home price 2-year forecast: 2.4%
For retirees with a serious sense of history, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is here, as is the University of Virginia and the rugged and picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, all imbued with a strong sense of colonialism and 18th-century ideals. For relaxing retirement days, there is a steady diet of serene golf courses and refreshing water sports. There's plenty of kitsch too amid the numerous bookstores and antique shops.

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Charlottesville, VA

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