New York
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
Albany 96,253
Amherst 114,942
Brentwood 55,720
Buffalo 285,058
Cheektowaga 77,785
Clarkstown 85,350
Clay 59,679
Greenburgh 89,942
Hempstead 58,010
Irondequoit 51,903
Levittown 52,577
Mount Vernon 69,884
New Rochelle 74,320
New York 8,143,200
Niagara Falls 53,728
North Hempstead 223,903
Ramapo 112,500
Rochester 216,598
Schenectady 61,698
Syracuse 146,404
Tonawanda 59,894
Union 54,827
Utica 57,721
White Plains 55,763
Yonkers 199,611
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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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