Travel The Best Cities for Retirement  

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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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Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added Carmel-by-the-Sea California, USA

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Bangor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Bangor Maine

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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Asheville North Carolina

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
fad34fd added San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added Encinitas California, USA

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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added Carlsbad California, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added San Diego California, USA

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Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Roanoke Virginia

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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added Laguna Beach California, USA

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San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added San Luis Obispo California, USA

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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Lexington Kentucky

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Fargo North Dakota

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Pittsburgh Philadelphia

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added Santa Cruz California, USA

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Charlotte North Carolina

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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
ttr12276 added Santa Monica California, USA

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American Fork, Ut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Eau Claire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Eau Claire Wisconsin

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Albuquerque New Mexico

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Prescott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
GaryHHorton added Prescott Arizona, USA

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Grand Junction is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Grand Junction Colorado

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Louisville Kentucky

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Columbia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Columbia Missouri

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Billings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Billings Montana

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Ames is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Ames Iowa

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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Knoxville Tennessee

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Spokane Washington

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Omaha Nebraska

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Morgantown West Virginia

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St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
StevenBavec added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

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Las Cruces is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Las Cruces New Mexico

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Orlando Florida

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Alexandria Louisiana

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Clearwater is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Clearwater Florida

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Huntsville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Huntsville Alabama

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Medford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Medford Oregon

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Athens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Athens Georgia

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Mesa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Mesa Arizona

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Memphis Tennessee

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Tampa Florida

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Jacksonville Florida

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Columbia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Columbia South Carolina

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Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
San Antonio Texas

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Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Jackson Mississippi