Best places for a healthy retirement

Want to retire where residents live a long life, there are lots of doctors and hospitals nearby, and you can pursue an active lifestyle? Check out these 20 towns.

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11. Lincoln Park, NJ
Lincoln Park, NJ
Population: 10,700
% over 50: 39%
Doctors (in county): 1,871
Hospitals (in 30 miles): 687
Life expectancy at birth: 79.58

Want a workout that's easy on your joints? Take a dip in Lincoln Park's community lake -- a favorite swimming spot. If running's more your thing, sign up for the town's annual 5k race and train on one of Lincoln Park's trails for joggers, walkers, hikers and cyclists.

For healthy eating, Borinski Farms, an 80-year-old family operated farm offers Lincoln Park residents fresh fruits and vegetables. The town is trying to promote active lifestyles by taking part in New Jersey's Mayors Wellness campaign. One resident won a $1,000 check for losing more than 50 pounds in a "Toxic Waistlines" contest.

And if you want to chew on some culture, the Big Apple is just some 20 miles away. --H.Y.

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Last updated September 10 2009: 2:43 PM ET
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