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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18. Huntington, NY
Huntington, NY
Like to golf? There are more than 35 courses in a 10-mile radius.
Population: 18,800
% over 50: 36%
Doctors (in county): 4,142
Hospitals (in 30 miles): 522
Life expectancy at birth: 77.91

There are plenty of activities to keep retirees healthy in the "Little Apple," just 40 miles from New York City. With several community centers, residents stay busy with everything from tai-chi to massages to swing dancing. And you can keep your heart healthy with wine from one of eastern Long Island's notable vineyards.

Huntington is located on Long Island's tony North Shore, and you'll find many spectacular homes along the rocky beach front. They also love the arts in Huntington -- you'll find a great selection of cinemas, as well as a notable stage theatre and several museums. --N.A.

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Last updated September 10 2009: 2:43 PM ET
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