25 best places to retire
Thinking about your post-work home? You'll get huge bang for your buck plus lots of other perks in these towns. More
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. More
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Where would you like to retire?
  • Close to family
  • In a big city
  • Someplace cheaper
  • Where I'm living now
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How we picked the 25 best places to retire
We pored through the numbers and quizzed real estate experts to identify places that offer terrific value for your housing dollar right now plus good medical care, reasonable tax rates, lots to do, and plenty of company (many residents over age 50).

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