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.

Burlington, VT
Burlington, VT
Population: 37,884
15-year population growth: -0.6%
Median home price: $378,000
Home price 2-year forecast: 1.3%
So what might one do here? Ski? Sure, but that's the easy answer. A college town, Burlington is in fact home to four colleges: the University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College and a Community College of Vermont campus. That means there's plenty of culture to be explored, including the South End Art Hop and a rich and varied blend of homegrown musical talent. Need another reason to love Burlington? It's the birthplace of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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Burlington, VT

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