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.

8 of 20
8. Natick, MA
Natick, MA
Natick Town Hall and Morse Institute Library
Population: 31,600
% over 50: 34%
Doctors (in county): 4,644
Hospitals (in 30 miles): 237
Life expectancy at birth: 79.28

You can indulge in New England's legendary seafood here to help keep your heart strong, and enjoy the freshest farm produce, too. Head to neighboring Sherborn's 100-acre Sunshine Farm, a third-generation family operation, for locally grown fruits and vegetables. During the summer, pick your own strawberries and raspberries, or treat yourself to homemade ice cream with flavors like pomegranate chip.

Prefer a little "American Pie"? Singer/songwriter Don McLean is scheduled to perform at the 12th anniversary of Natick's Center for Arts in early October. Shopping more your speed? Train for a buying marathon at the largest mall in New England, which features more than 200 retail stores. --H.Y.

See complete data and interactive map for Natick

NEXT: Stamford, CT

Last updated September 10 2009: 2:43 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all RSS FEEDS (close)
Full list: Top 25 Thinking about your post-work home? You'll get huge bang for your buck -- plus lots of other perks -- in these towns. More
I'm living 'in a Corona commercial'Readers share where they're enjoying a dream retirement. More
Tee up your retirement Pinehurst, N.C. offers world-class golf courses, excellent health care and a small town feel. Morevideo
Special Offer