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How we picked the Best Places
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, from low taxes to affordable housing to high-quality health care. In all of these places, you can enjoy the traditional trappings of retirement, be it warm weather or water views, while you savor a rich intellectual environment too.

Data sources: OnBoard Infomatics, MDA DataQuick, National Association of Realtors, Tax Foundation CCH, a Wolters Klower business

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Northeast South
Midwest West
Ranking
Top 100 winners only
Population
8.4M
46,000
Home Prices
2009 median sales prices
$1.2M
$36K

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