This small city tucked between Puget Sound and the Cascade mountains doesn't scream college town. Yet older residents have ample opportunity to exercise their brains via the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Western Washington University.
The 14-year program offers dozens of multi-session classes and excursions every year. Moreover, Bellingham is a destination in and of itself, with a nationally recognized hospital, international airport, and lovely downtown.
Mild summers and winters make hanging around that much more pleasant. Winters can be dreary -- but that's all the better for hitting the books.
Think you might want to move once you're no longer chained to a desk? This quiz can help point you in the right direction.