Illinois
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
Arlington Heights 74,047
Aurora 168,200
Berwyn 52,548
Bloomington 69,700
Bolingbrook 75,604
Champaign 68,896
Chicago 2,873,790
Cicero 83,179
Decatur 76,631
Des Plaines 58,331
Downers Grove 49,092
Elgin 106,279
Evanston 73,631
Joliet 133,765
Mount Prospect 55,442
Naperville 141,600
Oak Lawn 53,933
Oak Park 50,888
Orland Park 55,500
Palatine 64,895
Peoria 111,497
Rockford 152,200
Schaumburg 74,363
Skokie 61,075
Springfield 112,797
Tinley Park 52,966
Waukegan 93,389
Wheaton 55,897
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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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