Athens is best known for football, but there's plenty more to love. This college town about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta has all the bells and whistles of a big city—great health care, live music, fine cuisine—minus the sprawl and expensive housing.
Retirees wanting to expand their minds can audit classes at the University of Georgia, sans tuition. And for older learners wanting to connect with folks their own age, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers a full menu of enrichment classes and special-interest groups, from bicycling to vegetable gardening.
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.