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Conway, Ark.
Conway, Ark.
Conway, Ark., bustles with activity.
Population: 58,900
% over 50: 22%
Median home price: $140,000
Top state income tax: 7%
Cost of living index: 93

Love of the water is a big reason for retiring to Conway, whether you want to paddle as far as your arms will take you, land the catch of a lifetime, or soak in the views.

On the north side of town, Beaverfork Lake is a popular spot for recreation, both on the water and the lush shoreline. Serious anglers can head a few miles south of town to 6,700-acre Lake Conway, the largest man-made lake built by a state game and fish commission.

Once retirees dry off, they can take advantage of classes, speaking events, and performances on three different campuses: Hendrix College, University of Central Arkansas, and Central Baptist. Downtown, meanwhile, is bustling with live music, gallery hops, outdoor cinema, and a thrice-weekly farmers market.

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Demographic information provided by Onboard Informatics.
Median home price: Based on 2010 data.
Cost of living index: The national average is 100; the lower a place's number, the less expensive it is. An index value of 95 means the town's cost of living is 95% of the national median.

Last updated September 16 2011: 12:56 PM ET
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