25 Best Places to Retire
Your post-work years are a time to improve your golf game, take up a new hobby, or just enjoy a well-deserved break. In these great college towns, you can expand your intellectual horizons too. More

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From the South of France to Southern Colorado, here's where readers are spending their golden years. More
Durham, N.C.: Where retirees play
Duke University offers a large number of continued learning courses for retirees, keeping them active in the college town of Durham. More


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What do you want to do when you retire?
  • Play golf
  • Start a new hobby
  • Take classes
  • Work or volunteer part time
  • Just take a break
100 Best Places to Live
These terrific small cities -- even now -- boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, lots to do, and other features that make a town great for raising a family. More
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Which towns best suit you? Search Money's Best Places database to see your top places to live.
Region
Northeast South
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Ranking
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Population
8.4M
46,000
Home Prices
2009 median sales prices
$1.2M
$36K
For this year's edition of Best Places to Retire, Money identified towns with notable lifelong-learning programs, as well as other attributes that retirees can appreciate... More

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