If your dream retirement involves living near artists, intellects and top chefs, take a look at Rhode Island's capital. For a small city, it packs a powerful cultural punch.
Retirees can enjoy some of the perks of an Ivy League education thanks to Brown University, which opens its distinguished doors to the public for talks, lectures and more.
Meanwhile, prestigious Rhode Island School of Design welcomes art lovers of all ages to its esteemed museum and continuing education classes. Foodies can savor their proximity to the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University. Off campus, the city's restaurants get high marks too.