Best places for a healthy retirement

Want to retire where residents live a long life, there are lots of doctors and hospitals nearby, and you can pursue an active lifestyle? Check out these 20 towns.

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13. East Norriton, PA
East Norriton, PA
Population: 13,500
% over 50: 43%
Doctors (in county): 3,962
Hospitals (in 30 miles): 308
Life expectancy at birth: 78.70

This bedroom community of Philadelphia has more to offer retirees than tasty cheesesteaks. Work off the calories by hiking or biking through the rustic trails and wooded beauty of Norristown Farm Park, a 690-acre working farm established in colonial days. Then catch your breath with an afternoon fishing trip in the park's stocked trout stream.

Or get your blood pumping with a bike trip along the Schuylkill River Trail all the way into Philadelphia, then channel your inner Rocky Balboa and run up the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. See the artworks there and various Old City galleries, then explore the city's many rich dining, shopping and cultural options. --H.Y.

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Last updated September 10 2009: 2:43 PM ET
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