Florida
Five towns with top-notch health care, loads of culture, lots of green space and low taxes were selected as the Best Places to Retire this year. How do other places rate? See key data for the 700+ U.S. cities from the Best Places to Live database. All have populations exceeding 50,000.
City Population
Boca Raton 86,600
Boynton Beach 66,458
Bradenton 53,806
Brandon 88,386
Cape Coral 135,031
Carol City 63,383
Clearwater 112,033
Coconut Creek 50,004
Coral Springs 128,800
Davie 84,143
Daytona Beach 66,465
Deerfield Beach 71,601
Delray Beach 67,121
Deltona 80,171
Fort Lauderdale 163,893
Fort Myers 50,575
Fountainbleau 67,108
Gainesville 95,056
Hialeah 238,105
Hollywood 148,288
Jacksonville 790,689
Kendale Lakes 58,674
Kendall 77,523
Kissimmee 58,167
Lakeland 81,166
Largo 69,521
Lauderhill 61,075
Margate 58,811
Melbourne 75,091
Miami 378,914
Miami Beach 93,402
Miramar 106,600
North Miami 60,315
Ocala 49,724
Orlando 199,817
Palm Bay 88,705
Palm Harbor 60,127
Pembroke Pines 151,700
Pensacola 53,751
Plantation 90,901
Pompano Beach 83,724
Port Charlotte 49,790
Port Orange 50,006
Port St. Lucie 112,365
Sarasota 55,147
Spring Hill 81,362
St. Petersburg 243,615
Sunrise 93,117
Tallahassee 149,906
Tamarac 61,742
Tamiami 55,584
Tampa 326,593
The Hammocks 52,617
Town 'n' Country 80,309
West Palm Beach 89,905
Weston 66,230
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Affordable homes
  Median home
sale price 2005
Reading, PA $42,850
Buffalo, NY $45,000
Niagara Falls, NY $47,000
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Most golf played
  Golf activity index
(100=national avg.,
200=twice national avg.)
Coconut Creek, FL 141
Palm Harbor, FL 139
Palm Desert, CA 134
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Tennis
  Tennis activity index
(100=national avg.,
200=twice national avg.)
Bethesda, MD 163
Greenwich, CT 161
Davis, CA 161
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Most country club members
  Percentage of
households
Palm Desert, CA 2.0
Bethesda, MD 2.0
Greenwich, CT 1.8
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Most educated
  % residents with
graduate degree
Arlington, VA 35.7
Davis, CA 34.6
Brookline, MA 32.5
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Oldest
  Median age
Tamarac, FL 49.69
Lake Havasu City, AZ 46.71
St. Simons Island, GA 46.66
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