But where to spend all those additional years? This group doesn't necessarily want the obvious locales, like Florida or Arizona. "Retirees today are looking at it with a sense of adventure as opposed to a sense of inevitability," says retirement consultant Maria Dwight. They may not weigh the pros and cons in terms of days of sunshine or number of golf courses, but rather the number of hiking and biking trails, the opportunity for educational enrichment, and the caliber of the art and restaurant scene. Since so many are still working or would like the option to, a strong job market is a plus too. Factoring in these new priorities, we put together a list of the best places to live out your next chapter in five kinds of destinations: big cities, small cities, foreign cities, mountain towns, and even some traditional sun and golf hubs, albeit of the slightly unexpected sort because today's retirement is anything but what used to be expected.
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