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25 Best Places to Retire

Your post-work years are a time to improve your golf game, take up a new hobby, or just enjoy a well-deserved break. In these great college towns, you can expand your intellectual horizons too.

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13. Lincoln, NE
Lincoln, NE
Population: 251,795
% over 50: 27%
Median home price: $130,000
State income tax: 6.84%*
Where to take classes: University of Nebraska

A new Confucius Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is bringing Chinese language and culture to retirees and other students in greater numbers. Plus, the school offers nearly 70 courses -- ranging from Protest Music to Spoken Spanish -- to retirees. That makes this a culturally robust town that still offers Middle America affordability.

Perhaps the biggest asset in Nebraska's capital city is its parks. The mission of Lincoln Parks and Recreation is to have a public park within a half mile of each residence in the city. As a result, more than 6,000 acres of green space blankets the city, including nature centers, gardens and wetlands. Of course, if football is your passion, the best green space in town is the 100 yards of turf at Memorial Stadium. Go Huskers!  

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Last updated October 06 2010: 4:55 PM ET
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