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The Best Cities for Retirement  

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List Rules Top places to retire in the U.S.

List of the best cities to retire. After decades of hard work, long hours, and sacrifices, it’s finally time to put on your retirement party hat. You no longer have to worry about deadlines and satisfying your boss’s every whim. Now is the time that is finally all about you.Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to stay in your home town due to no longer having a steady income. Or maybe you just want a change of scenery.Either way, you’ve probably wondered, “What are the best cities for retirement?”

Some of the criteria for an amazing relocation spot is affordable housing, opportunities to pursue you hobbies, great weather, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Many of the cities of Florida, such as Jacksonville and Tampa, are perfect for retirement because they are warm, close to the water, and filled with likeminded retirees.

The cities on this list all offer housing options for retirees that are affordable on a tight budget, while being enjoyable to all types of people. If you are ready for a life without stress and filled with favorable weather, fun hobbies, and social interaction with likeminded people,these cities will bring you the retired life you’ve been dreaming of for years. 

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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
North Carolina
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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Arizona, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Virginia
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Bangor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Maine
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Prescott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
North Carolina
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Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Philadelphia
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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
North Dakota
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Washington
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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Kentucky
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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Naperville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Knoxville Tennessee
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San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Grand Junction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Colorado
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Eau Claire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Wisconsin
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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
New Mexico