Best Places to Retire Young

You may be ready to quit your day job - but that doesn't mean you want to sit around all day. These places, selected by Money Magazine with Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, all offer thriving economies and plenty to do.

Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Population: 38,246
15-year population growth: 36.7%
Median home price: $311,700
Home price 2-year forecast: 11.8%
Non-French-speaking types tired of figuring out how to pronounce the name of this nice spot in Idaho simply call it "CDA." No matter. Barbara Walters loves it here, as do the natives who never tire of the city's babbling brooks and stunning scenery. Tourism has grown significantly over the years so traveling on some of the tight country roads can get a little slow. While there's a natural ski environment here, something you probably don't know about Coeur d'Alene (actually pronounced "core da lane") is its flourishing golf culture, which features the world's only moveable floating green.

Coeur d'Alene, ID

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