Michigan
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
Ann Arbor 113,300
Battle Creek 53,409
Canton 81,417
Clinton 100,956
Dearborn 95,709
Dearborn Heights 56,075
Detroit 913,577
Farmington Hills 80,200
Flint 122,789
Grand Rapids 201,835
Holland** 36,582
Kalamazoo 76,644
Lansing 118,716
Livonia 98,342
Macomb 59,876
Novi 51,036
Pontiac 65,441
Redford 49,622
Rochester Hills 69,701
Roseville 49,833
Royal Oak 59,265
Saginaw 59,273
Shelby 69,526
Southfield 77,693
St. Clair Shores 63,945
Sterling Heights 128,000
Taylor 63,272
Troy 80,835
Warren 138,000
Waterford 74,087
West Bloomfield 65,000
Westland 84,415
Wyoming 71,064
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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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