6 terrific towns, all on the water
Many baby boomers dream of retiring somewhere by the water. These half-dozen places are on a lake, a river or an ocean - yet won't sink your retirement budget. More
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Region
Northeast South
Midwest West
Ranking
Top 100 winners only
Population
8.3M
19,457
Home Prices
2007 median sales prices
$1.63M
$50K
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MONEY asked 2,908 baby boomers around the country where they want to retire; a whopping 49% of them told us that their dream is to retire somewhere by the water…. More

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