Travel 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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Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Bangor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Maine

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

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Virginia

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Kentucky

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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15 16
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Philadelphia

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
North Dakota

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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
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Naperville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
North Carolina

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Prescott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
New Mexico

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American Fork, Ut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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10 14
Eau Claire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Wisconsin

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Grand Junction is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Colorado

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Columbia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Missouri

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10 16
Ames is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Iowa

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10 16
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Tennessee

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10 16
Billings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Montana

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Kentucky

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Nebraska

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Washington

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8 15
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
West Virginia

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Florida

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10 19
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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Las Cruces is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
New Mexico

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
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7 16
Medford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Oregon

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9 19
Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Louisiana

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9 19
Huntsville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Alabama

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11 22
Mesa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Arizona

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7 17
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Louisiana

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9 20
Athens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Georgia

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9 20
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
South Carolina

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Clearwater is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Florida

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11 24
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Florida

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10 23
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Florida

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Retirement
Tennessee