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Best Places to Retire where it is Warm

Best Places to Retire where it is Warm
Do you want to retire where the 12-month average temperatures are Warm (75 - 85º F)? Below are our recommendations & ideas for places to retire where it is Warm. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities

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retire in Miami LakesMiami Lakes, Florida - Founded by the Graham Companies in the 1960's, The Town of Miami Lakes was developed as a master planned community. Out growing its farm town roots, the Town of Miami Lakes eventually incorporated as its own city, on December 9, 2000. Miami Lakes is located in Southeast Florida, in the Northwest section of Miami Dade County.


retire in Islands Of Marathon Florida KeysIslands Of Marathon Florida Keys, Florida - Enjoy spectacular sunsets, world class diving, snorkeling, fishing, four-star destination resorts, beachfront rooms, vacation rental homes, cozy inns, a protected deep-water harbor and convenient marina with all the services and amenities boaters need.

retire in IslamoradaIslamorada, Florida - Islamorada is known as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World", and we also host a larger fishing fleet per square mile than anywhere else in the world. This perfect retirement destination offers something to do in, under, above or near the water 24 hours a day.


retire in Martin County, FloridaMartin County, Florida, Florida - Martin County, FL enjoys an international reputation for its natural beauty and environmental stewardship. Here you will find miles of white sand beaches, breathtaking outdoor venues, world-class fishing, water sports, and eco-adventure.

retire in Petaluma  - Sonoma CountyPetaluma - Sonoma County, California - Located just 32 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a vibrant community of about 60,000 residents. Known as the gateway to Sonoma County, Petaluma's central location makes getting to the dramatic Sonoma Coast, majestic redwoods or hundreds of wineries an easy and beautiful drive. Residents and visitors love the charm of our walkable, historic downtown.

retire in GainesvilleGainesville, Florida - Gainesville is the proud home of the University of Florida. And for some people, that's the beginning and end of the story. Gainesville isn't just a great college town. It's a great town. Period. It's where nature and culture meet. Where trees draped in Spanish moss line quaint Old South inspired streets.

retire in Plymouth CountyPlymouth County, Massachusetts - Plymouth County lies in close proximity to the City of Boston and only minutes from Cape Cod. Established in 1620 when the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower to begin their new lives in the New World, the County consists of 26 towns and the City of Brockton. Seven of its towns are coastal on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay.

retire in Stuart/Martin CountyStuart/Martin County, Florida - Stuart/Martin County has an area of natural beauty with no high-rise buildings and no crowds, and a residential paradise that exudes charm and authenticity. We have taken care to preserve our natural beauty while offering many wonderful recreational activities.

retire in Tawas Area on Lake Huron, Iosco County, Northeastern MichiganTawas Area on Lake Huron, Iosco County, Northeastern Michigan, Michigan - Transport yourself to an idyllic small town, complete with sandy beaches, a protected bay, gorgeous campgrounds, beckoning woods, sparkling rivers, and plenty of local shops, restaurants, and motels intent on serving up a healthy portion of relaxation and fun. If you want a place to experience homegrown hospitality on a beautiful gem of a crystal blue bay, look no further.

retire in East Central FloridaEast Central Florida, Florida - Palm Bay is perfectly located on Florida's east central coast, midway between Jacksonville and Miami. Off of I-95 take exits 173 and 176. Palm Bay is close to Melbourne and Orlando International Airports and Port Canaveral. Housing styles include a wide variety of single family homes, apartments, condominiums, town homes and gated subdivisions.

retire in St. Lucie CountySt. Lucie County, Florida - Since its incorporation in 1905, St. Lucie County has always been an attractive place to live. Located on Florida’s east coast between Orlando and Miami, St. Lucie County features 21 miles of unspoiled beaches and has more than 11,000 acres of parks and preserves. St. Lucie County (pop. 280,000) includes the cities of Fort Piece, Port St. Lucie and Hutchinson Island.

retire in SanteeSantee, California - Santee incorporated in December, 1980. With a population of 56,000 and located in eastern San Diego County, Santee is the twelfth largest of San Diego County's 18 cities. With approximately half of its land undeveloped, Santee is one of the few cities in the county with space to grow. Since its incorporation, Santee has worked steadily to enhance the community's quality of life.

retire in Webster CityWebster City, Iowa - Located in North Central Iowa, Webster City, the county seat of Hamilton County, has many surprises for both the visitor and the local. The Boone River meanders right through town and walking/running/biking trails will take you from downtown out to Briggs Woods County Conservation area two miles out of town.

retire in WilmingtonWilmington, Ohio - The large metro areas are often an attractive destination point for retirees based on their ability to offer many attractions and amenities in a concentrated geographical area.

retire in HollywoodHollywood, California - Hollywood is the historic center of the motion picture industry and a major tourist destination. When it comes to entertainment options, Hollywood has more than any other community in Southern California, ranging from music venues, to historic theatres, to live entertainment. It is an energetic, urban environment.

retire in SoutheastSoutheast, Kansas - Nestled along the Banks of the Neosho River, Iola sits a community rich in history that is very much alive with its showy 19th century architecture. Iola is home to the largest downtown square in the U.S. and is surrounded by quaint, unique shops, boutiques and upscale Flea Markets.

retire in Southwest- Lincoln County, Southeast New MexicoSouthwest- Lincoln County, Southeast New Mexico, New Mexico - Ideally located in the heart of historic Lincoln County, Capitan is home to 2,000 friendly residents and a growing arts community The Village is situated between the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 6,530 feet. Enjoy a temperate climate, days filled with brilliant sunshine cooled by the brisk mountain breeze.

retire in NacogdochesNacogdoches, Texas - Welcome to Nacogdoches, proud hometown of USA Futbol (soccer) team captain Clint Dempsey. Lately, we've earned the title of Garden Capital of Texas. Known also as the First Town in Texas - or The Oldest Town in Texas - it is in Nacogdoches that you walk in the footprints of history. Texas starts here.

retire in Grayling / Crawford CountyGrayling / Crawford County, Michigan - Crawford County is located in the north-central part of the Lower Peninsula, traversed by I-75 and US-127. The county contains 559 square miles. The county seat is Grayling. Only one percent of the county is agricultural. Most of the county is in the AuSable State and Huron Manistee National Forests. The economy depends largely on the service industry and retail trade.

retire in Roane CountyRoane County, Tennessee - Welcome to an area of lush green foliage and gently rolling hills punctuated by steep bluffs. A land full of sweeping valleys, clean air, clear rivers and lakes, and hospitable people that enjoy life at a relaxed pace.

retire in Solana BeachSolana Beach, California - Solana Beach The charming, seaside community of Solana Beach home to 50+ local restaurants, nightclubs and cocktail lounges is nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, and is approximately 20 miles from downtown San Diego. Its main access routes include Interstate 5, Highway 101, Lomas Santa Fe Drive, and Via de la Valle.

retire in SaratogaSaratoga, California - Great Wine, Weather and Community.

retire in Tampa BayTampa Bay, Florida - Tampa Bay region combines everything people love about Florida – roller coasters, Cuban culture, year-round outdoor activities and waterfront sunsets – in a single destination. About 3 million people live in the three counties that make up the greater Tampa Bay region. The City of Tampa (population 350,000) is the cultural and business hub for the Gulf Coast of Florida.

retire in Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, Colorado - Colorado Springs is an excellent city for an active and culturally vibrant retirement. The City is at the base of Pikes Peak and is home to Garden of the Gods Park, U.S. Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The climate is mild with cool summer nights, many warm days throughout the winter and 300 days of blue skies and sunshine each year.

retire in Elgin AreaElgin Area, Illinois - The City of Elgin has everything you could ask for. Its roots run deep as a bustling city in its own right. Elgin can authentically boast of its own proud accomplishments and innovations, rich heritage, active business climate and robust economic development, education focus and thriving arts and cultural amenities.

retire in Chambers CountyChambers County, Alabama - Centrally located in the fast-growing Southeast region of the United States, Chambers County includes the cities of LaFayette, Lanett and Valley. The area is located on Interstate 85, convenient to three major urban centers: Atlanta (86 miles northeast), Birmingham (134 miles northwest) and Montgomery (79 miles southwest).

retire in Greater Grand Lake St Marys RegionGreater Grand Lake St Marys Region, Ohio - A fun, family vacation destination Families have long enjoyed vacationing at beautiful Grand Lake St. Marys. Ohio’s largest inland lake has been a destination for boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking for many generations. Appreciate The History Constructed by man, without power equipment, Grand Lake St. Marys served as a feeder lake for the Miami-Erie Canal.

retire in Charlottesville & Albemarle CountyCharlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia - Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville & Albemarle County is an idyllic place to visit and live! Home to Thomas Jefferson, the area is steeped in history and tradition.

retire in Western Illinois - Great River CountryWestern Illinois - Great River Country, Illinois - Our regional center is Galesburg, IL, a city of 34,000. It is the county seat of Knox County and a region of some historical significance. Galesburg was founded in 1837 by a group of Presbyterians from upstate New York. They also founded a manual labor college that became Knox College.

retire in Southeast Volusia CountySoutheast Volusia County, Florida - New Smyrna Beach stretches along 13 miles of white sandy beach. It is a laid- back coastal community for those who visit or call this quaint town their home. It's an ideal blend or outdoor recreation, shops, marinas, restaurants and a thriving arts district free of large crowds and noise.

retire in Zanesville-Muskingum CountyZanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio - Zanesville Muskingum County is comprised of a thriving central city, well-groomed residential areas, rural rolling hills and picturesque villages. It is a charming, historic community filled with many treasures. Muskingum University, Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State are the three universities that call Muskingum County home.

retire in SelmaSelma, Alabama - Just 45 minutes from Montgomery, Alabama, you'll find the largest historic district in Alabama - over 1,200 historic structures, landmark sites of the nation's Voting Rights Movement and Civil War, outdoor adventures, and even some haunted history sites - including Alabama's most famous ghost town.

retire in DahlonegaDahlonega, Georgia - Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is known for its expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and gurgling streams, postcard-worthy wineries and friendly residents. This peaceful country haven seems like a million miles from the hustle and bustle of city life.

retire in AuroraAurora, Illinois - Aurora is a city in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties in the outer region of Greater Chicago in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the second most populous city in the state, and the 114th most populous city in the country. The population was 197,899 at the 2010 census, and was estimated to have increased to 199,963 by July 2013.

retire in GenevaGeneva, Illinois - The quaint city of Geneva is a growing Chicago suburb offering the best of both worlds: a deep appreciation for its rich past and an enthusiastic outlook for its promising future. Today, Geneva is home to approximately 22,000 residents and welcomes thousands of visitors annually who take pleasure in its distinctive hometown atmosphere.

retire in BayshoreBayshore, New Jersey - Charming Atlantic Highlands, nestled in among the rolling hills along the Bayshore, boasts more Victorian homes than any other town in New Jersey outside of Cape May. Scenic Ocean Boulevard winds along the cliffs to Mt. Mitchell Overlook - the highest point along the East Coast. The road and park have outstanding views of New York City. NYC is just a short ferry ride away on the Seastreak Ferry.

retire in ConwayConway, South Carolina - Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Originally names Kingston, the town was created in 1732. It was laid out on a riverbluff in the center of Horry County. Conway is only a few miles from the shores of the Atlantic ocean and its Grand Strand. Conway offers a unique alternative to the beach lifestyle with its rich heritage and more relaxed pace.

retire in Mississippi Gulf Coast (Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties)Mississippi Gulf Coast (Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties), Mississippi - Retirement has traditionally been defined as “withdrawing oneself,” but on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we’re reimagining retirement. We like to think of it as a permanent vacation. And whether you’d rather fill your days with relaxation or non-stop activities, there’s no better place to be than right here in South Mississippi. The national publication Where to Retire is in agreement.

retire in Mount AiryMount Airy, North Carolina - Mount Airy, North Carolina is a city of just over 10,000 people located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest North Carolina. Mayberry RFD icon Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and it's no coincidence that a stroll down Mount Airy's Main Street reminds people of the town of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show.

retire in AberdeenAberdeen, South Dakota - Aberdeen is a recognized center of regional and federal government offices, education, healthcare, financial services, retailers, wholesale and manufacturing. It is a place where entrepreneurs can prosper and solid values survive. Brown County is also one of the most productive agricultural counties in South Dakota.

retire in Elizabethton/Carter CountyElizabethton/Carter County, Tennessee - As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there's something for everyone.

retire in Bedford CountyBedford County, Virginia - Founded in 1754, Bedford County is rich with human and natural history. Located partially in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area ranges from 4,200 feet in elevations down to Smith Mountain Lake, which has the largest shoreline in the state exceeding 500 miles. One of the major attractions is the National D-Day Memorial which pays tribute to the fallen soldiers of this great WWII battle.

retire in Costa MesaCosta Mesa, California - Costa Mesa is the perfect blend of prosperous businesses, outstanding shopping centers, friendly neighborhoods and a breathtaking landscape. Residents benefit from one of the most desirable climates in the nation, as well as business-friendly communities that reach out to small companies and corporate America to further enhanced the local economy.

retire in Nelson CountyNelson County, Virginia - Located in the geographic center of the state, Nelson County is approximately two hours from Richmond, three hours from Washington, D.C. and four hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. The elevation ranges from about 500 feet above sea level near the James River to more than 4,000 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

retire in Oglethorpe County - Athens/Clark County areaOglethorpe County - Athens/Clark County area, Georgia - Oglethorpe County is adjacent to the city of Athens, home of the University of Georgia, and just a short drive from the popular Lake Oconee recreation area. We are situated about half way between Interstate 85 (the Commerce Outlet Malls!) and Interstate 20 to the south, which gives access to the Augusta area.

retire in Morgan CountyMorgan County, Indiana - Morgan County is conveniently located midway between the capital city of Indianapolis and the Big 10 College Town of Bloomington. Largely rural with incredible scenic views and outdoor recreation opportunities, the area is home to the small city of Martinsville, as well as smaller towns including Mooresville, Morgantown, Paragon, Monrovia and more.

retire in Kossuth CountyKossuth County, Iowa - Kossuth County is in the north central part of Iowa. Algona is the county seat with population of just under 6,000. We have a diverse business community with great retail, industry, manufacturing, restaurants, motels, Bed & Breakfast, etc. Algona has many city parks and outdoor recreational area. Our Senior Citizens center offers a variety of social activities.

retire in Hilton Head IslandHilton Head Island, South Carolina - Sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston. The island gets its name from Captain William Hilton.

retire in CoshoctonCoshocton, Ohio - You'll find Coshocton to be friendly, affordable and safe. Guests often comment on how warm and friendly the people are here and how much they appreciate the feeling of safety in our quaint community. We have numerous farmers market options, lots of great outdoor space, affordable housing options, safe environment, friendly people and fun activities.

retire in BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texas - Steeped in a rich South Texas heritage and located in the South Texas tropics, Brownsville is a perfect two nation leisure travel destination where you’ll find plenty of exciting outdoor adventures, many historical sites and a bicultural ambience that's representative of Mexico.

retire in Yellow SpringsYellow Springs, Ohio - Named “One of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in America,” Yellow Springs is an eclectic village of approximately 3,500, known for recreational attractions, wonderful shops, unique restaurants, lively arts and healthful living. The community is culturally diverse, values self-expression, and prides itself on being open, friendly and creative.

retire in Elkhart CountyElkhart County, Indiana - Elkhart County boasts a variety of amenities that satisfy everyone from those with more urbane tastes to those who enjoy a quieter pace. As the largest city, Elkhart boasts a variety of dining and cultural options, from fine dining to gastropubs to several family-owned Italian restaurants. The Lerner Theatre is the centerpiece of a growing arts and entertainment district.

retire in New Hampshire SeacoastNew Hampshire Seacoast, New Hampshire - With Money Magazine ranking Dover, New Hampshire as one of the top 100 places to live in the country, Dover has been earning recognition as a dynamic city that has it all: thriving businesses, expanding arts and cultural scene, a wide selection of dining establishments, a notable history, a strong sense of community, and beautiful scenery.

retire in Galveston countyGalveston county, Texas - Galveston County is a county in state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 291,309. League City is the largest city in Galveston County in terms of population; between 2000 and 2005 it surpassed Galveston as the county's largest city. The county was founded in 1838. Galveston County is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

retire in North Central IndianaNorth Central Indiana, Indiana - Kosciusko is a large County in Indiana. We have over 100 lakes. Warsaw is a thriving faithbased community. Family comes first. The Village at Winona is a wonderful attraction to our area.

retire in Transylvania CountyTransylvania County, North Carolina - Transylvania County is known best for its over 250 waterfalls. People have visited this area for decades seeking out that most beautiful of cascades. Many have stayed after falling in love with the natural beauty of this area. After all, Transylvania County is about 50% protected public land. Brevard is the county seat of Transylvania County and is a vibrant, charming, Main Street town.

retire in Columbia CountyColumbia County, Georgia - Columbia County’s estimated population increased from 124,053 in April 2010 to 131,627 in July 2012, making it the 45th fastest growing U.S. county. Census estimates put Columbia County’s median household income at about $66,500. That’s about 34 percent higher that the statewide median household income.

retire in Clarkston AreaClarkston Area, Michigan - Progressive living in a timeless setting, the Clarkston area is located 40 miles north of Detroit. A thriving walkable historic downtown includes a charming shaded park situated on a mill race originally built by Henry Ford. Rolling hills, many lakes, well kept Victorian and neoclassical homes are nestled in with state of the art medical facilities.

retire in Jersey ShoreJersey Shore, New Jersey - Some of the most beautiful beaches can be found along the miles of shoreline of the NJ shore. Activities include boating, beaching and fishing and just a few short miles to beautiful countryside with horse farms, orchards, markets and rolling hills. 1 hour to NYC, Newark Airport, Philly. See this map for a better view of our county: http://newjerseyshore.

retire in Taos and Taos Ski Valley, New MexicoTaos and Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, New Mexico - Taos The Town of Taos, New Mexico is known for gorgeous lighting with epic sunsets of red, orange and purple blazing through the sky. Vast open spaces dotted with cedar trees, juniper, and sage brush in varying shades of green framed by mountains make you feel as though you’re in a painting.

retire in Susquehanna River ValleySusquehanna River Valley, Pennsylvania - Conveniently located in Central PA, the area is easily accessible to Interstates 80 and 81, Routes 11, 15, 45, 192, 61, and many others. The Susquehanna River Valley is made up of three counties in Central Pennsylvania - Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties.

retire in BuckhannonBuckhannon, West Virginia - Buckhannon and Upshur County, WV is what small town charm is all about. The Downtown Buckhannon Historic District offers locally owned restaurants, Civil War history, specialty shops, parks & lodging facilities--and everything is within walking distance! You'll love strolling up & down the historic streets of Buckhannon.

retire in San Francisco / Silicon ValleySan Francisco / Silicon Valley, California - The City of San Carlos is an interesting community covering 5.92 square miles, with many local resources. San Carlos, “The City of Good Living,” is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep. San Francisco is 25 miles north and San Jose is 25 miles south.

retire in Cocoa Beach AreaCocoa Beach Area, Florida - Discover a place where adventures are made, pristine shores are abundant and nature is close at hand. Lose the traffic, the city noise and the crowd, and discover the perfect vacation or new place to call home. Witness nesting sea turtles, beautiful sunrises, and warm, breezy weather.

retire in Benton Harbor/St. JosephBenton Harbor/St. Joseph, Michigan - Overlooking the magnificent silver sand beaches of Lake Michigan, the cornerstone are of Michigan's Great Southwest is a departure from the ordinary at every turn. Diverse attractions offer new twists on the traditional: kayaking to wine tasking, cutting-edge industry to world-class golf, glassblowing to agritourism, there is truly something to amaze anyone.

retire in Southeastern Mississippi RegionSoutheastern Mississippi Region, Mississippi - From its Oak-lined streets to its lovely, turn of the century homes. Laurel is a charming gracious southern little town, Laurel is charming and gracious southern little town. Laurel is located in the southeast region of Mississippi known as the Pine Belt, The city of Laurel was originally established in 1882.

retire in Angel FireAngel Fire, New Mexico - Angel Fire is the hub of northern New Mexico, with driving time of an hour or so to the major sites and attractions of northern New Mexico. Angel Fire itself is a robust, year-round mountain resort town. Winter brings that much prized, fluffy powder to the ski mountain.

retire in Lake Oswego OregonLake Oswego Oregon, Oregon - Lake Oswego is a community rich with art, culture, historical resources, quality schools, vibrant business districts, and an abundance of activities and events for all ages.

retire in TexarkanaTexarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Texas is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. Together with neighboring Texarkana, Arkansas, it forms the community of Texarkana. The two separate municipalities have their own mayor, city councils and city staffs but sometimes function as one city.

retire in BurlingtonBurlington, Wisconsin - Small town charm and friendliness; high quality of life; proximity to Chicago (65 miles) and Milwaukee (30 miles); four major highways and access to two interstate highways;

retire in La MesaLa Mesa, California - The city of La Mesa is known as the "Jewel of the Hills" since its early beginnings. It is located a short drive from downtown San Diego, the mountains and the beaches. More than 55,000 people now call this desirable city their home.

retire in Mendocino CountyMendocino County, California - Mendocino County is not so much a place as a state of mind. Spectacular scenery, a sense of isolation, an aesthetic sensibility, and a strong sense of community are the standout highlights of a trip to Mendocino County. The reward at the start of a vacation or weekend is to pack a bag, fuel up, and head to a destination where you leave the stress behind.

retire in Northern California, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay AreaNorthern California, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, California - With over 300 days of sunshine annually and an innovative spirit, Santa Clara is known as the city where big ideas happen. Located an hour south of San Francisco in the center of Silicon Valley, the city built world-class Levi’s Stadium home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50.

retire in San Anselmo, Bay AreaSan Anselmo, Bay Area, California - San Anselmo sits about 18 miles from San Francisco. The Mediterranean climate is envied throughout the nation. San Anselmo’s business community is walkable and includes boutiques, grocery stores, and award-winning dining. The schools are exemplary and the town is one of the safest places to live for all ages.

retire in Clearwater BeachClearwater Beach, Florida - Clearwater Beach is a beautiful Beach Town located on the Gulf of Mexico. We are small beach community where everything is with in a short walking distance! Clearwater is a top year-round destination, offering an endless supply of entertainment, natural beauty, and outdoor activities both on land and at sea.

retire in WillistonWilliston, Florida - Williston is a small town with old fashioned beliefs. God, country and children come first. We are surrounded by many farms. Peanuts and watermelon are large crops from this area. Horses and cattle farms are also plentiful in the area.

retire in Dublin, Laurens County, GeorgiaDublin, Laurens County, Georgia, Georgia - Ranging in size from a few thousand in population to almost 75,000, the communities in middle Georgia have a rich history, deep agricultural roots, and a thriving music, shopping, and food scene. Often called the backroads of Georgia, this region has many untouched natural areas with an abundance of hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, birding, and boating adventures.

retire in FrankenmuthFrankenmuth, Michigan - Frankenmuth sits right on the Cass River and is a small rural community with big charm and history. Spanning just 2-square-miles and hosting a population of less than 5,000 people, Michigan's Little Bavaria is a secure and quiet place to visit and live.

retire in Fairmont AreaFairmont Area, Minnesota - Fairmont, the City of Lakes, is a community of 11,000 located in the heart of southern Minnesota. The community provides an array of recreation, educational, and health care services supporting a regional service area population of over 20,000 and is the county seat for Martin County.

retire in Wilkes CountyWilkes County, North Carolina - Friendly people, mountain views, rich history, outdoor recreation, and charming downtowns welcome those looking to live or retire in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. Located only a short drive to Winston-Salem and Charlotte, the Wilkesboros are accessible with a major highway access leading to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

retire in Lincoln CountyLincoln County, New Mexico - A high-altitude escape into the Village known for both adventure and rejuvenation. Year-round golf, alpine skiing, boutique shopping, the acclaimed Spencer Theater and world-class gaming are just a few attractions found in this quaint mountain village nestled in the pristine Sacramento Mountains. Our mountain peaks at 12,000 ft in elevation which is the southern most peak in the Rockies.

retire in Ohio Appalachian CountryOhio Appalachian Country, Ohio - Located in the foothills of the Ohio Appalachian Country, Chillicothe is less than 50 miles south of Columbus. Ross County is home to many historical locations including "Tecumseh" Outdoor Drama, Adena Mansion & Gardens, and nominee for World Heritage Inscription, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

retire in SidneySidney, Ohio - Sidney is located in west central Ohio adjacent to Interstate 75 approximately 35 miles north of Dayton and 40 miles south of Lima. The population of Sidney is approximately 23,000. Major employment in the area is focused on advanced manufacturing with several large companies located here in addition to many nationally recognized businesses that operate in Sidney.

retire in Cedar KeyCedar Key, Florida - Cedar Key is located on State Road 24. We are 60 miles southwest of Gainesville, 60 miles west of Ocala, and approximately 120 miles northwest of Orlando and Tampa. It is accessible by car, boat or private plane. On Cedar Key is a 2,400 foot airstrip. This unique village, rich in history, is among the last of its kind in Florida.

retire in Winter Haven, FLWinter Haven, FL, Florida - Winter Haven offers a authentic, hometown, small community feel with the amenities of a larger urban area - arts, culture, music, fine and diverse dining options etc. With over 1,400 lake front properties and 55 lakes, you can enjoy the lakeside lifestyle with all the conveniences for a carefree retirement.

retire in DyersvilleDyersville, Iowa - Dyersville is known as the Farm Toy Capital of the World. It is also home to the famous "Field of Dreams" movie site. It is mostly a farming community with several manufacturing/distributing companies located here as well.

retire in Shelby CountyShelby County, Iowa - Rolling hills with fields of various crops with treelines and creeks throughout, and Prairie Rose State Park. Small towns with people invested in their community with unique attractions: Danish Villages, German Churches, living history type farm and museum. Vibrant communities with many successful businesses in multiple towns.

retire in Indiana Dunes CountryIndiana Dunes Country, Indiana - Indiana Dunes Country, located along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, features great beaches, hiking trails and biking trails, downtown dining and shopping in charming communities like Valparaiso and Chesterton. There is a thriving arts and entertainment community in a friendly, welcoming environment. Indiana Dunes Country is located just an hour from Chicago.

retire in Carroll CountyCarroll County, Ohio - Carroll County, Ohio is a rural county in East Central Ohio, with no four lane highways. The rolling country side is home to beautiful vistas that give you the feeling you are in the Appalachian Mountains.

retire in Greene CountyGreene County, Pennsylvania - From rolling farmland in the summer to snow-covered hills in the winter, from breathtaking vistas in the spring to stunning foliage in the fall, Greene County has it all. Predominantly rural but overwhelmingly charming, a trip to Greene County is a return to simpler times. Generations call this land home and are proud of its rich agricultural and coal mining history.

retire in Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton)Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton), Pennsylvania - Discover 730 square miles of something for everyone. The destination needs to meet lots of requirements: stuff for the kids, exciting entertainment for the grown-ups, plenty of good restaurants and affordable lodging. And it would be nice if the place was convenient. Luckily, there’s Lehigh Valley. Big enough to hold all the interests of your family and friends.

retire in Bristol TN/VABristol TN/VA, Tennessee - Bristol is filled with things to do including NASCAR racetrack, music, outdoor recreation, restaurants, shopping... more.

retire in RadfordRadford, Virginia - Bordered on three sides by the New River, and neatly tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Radford features an achingly picturesque setting for a diverse and charming array of activities.

retire in GoshenGoshen, Indiana - The City of Goshen is one of the coolest around, hands-down. Few cities our size (just over 30,000 residents) can boast about a thriving downtown cultural arts scened, beautiful historic architecture, and the variety of intriguing places to eat and shop.

retire in Alpine CountyAlpine County, California - Alpine County, California Major communities - Markleeville, Woodfords, Bear Valley, Kirkwood Under 1,200 residents Recreation, tourism Museum, Hot Springs General Store Restaurants - Motel Ski Areas

retire in Hayward LakesHayward Lakes, Wisconsin - The Hayward Lakes Area is the place for fish enthusiasts! We have over 55,000 acres of lakes, and we are home to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. It's easy to find-just look for the four-story musky, where you can look over Hayward standing in the mouth of the big fish. THE WOODS We also pride our home for its approximately 300,000 acres of forest.

retire in PlymouthPlymouth, Wisconsin - Quaint rural community of approx. 8000 population. We have a strong economy in our area with many destination attractions for adults. Very affordable housing and exemplary school system. Many churches are represented in the area and we offer a nice variety of shopping and dining options. We are fortunate to have a thriving arts center, providing performing arts and visual arts.

retire in NorwichNorwich, Connecticut - The most southern of the New England states, Norwich is easily accessible from both New York and Boston and offers a charming New England feel with a cosmopolitan style. From rafting down the Farmington River and kayaking through the Thimble Islands to following the Connecticut Wine Trail and enjoying coastal cuisine, Norwich Connecticut provides endless options for unforgettable holidays.

retire in ChicagolandChicagoland, Illinois - Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

retire in DuPage County: Chicago's Western SuburbsDuPage County: Chicago's Western Suburbs, Illinois - DuPage County is less than a day’s drive for more than half the U.S. population and close to both O’Hare and Midway international airports, making it a favorite destination among frequent travelers to the Chicago area.

retire in Central PA/Huntingdon CountyCentral PA/Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania - Huntingdon County is located in Central PA and offers adventure, heritage, and the road less traveled.

retire in Eastern Pasco CountyEastern Pasco County, Florida - Eastern Pasco County is an authentic small town, located in old south Florida. We live an easy pace but are also within 30 minutes of a city (Tampa) for those who like city life. Just a 30 minute drive is the "Nature Coast" on Florida's Gulf of Mexico. Rural ranches, orange groves, kumquat groves and wide open spaces. Plenty of trails, state parks, hiking, biking and touring.

retire in SandhillsSandhills, North Carolina - Very rural area.

retire in Mobile CountyMobile County, Alabama - Mobile County has much to offer. From the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo to freshwater fishing, antique shopping to outlet bargains, museums to IMAX Dome Theater, tee-time on the course to tea time at a historic plantation home, world-renowned Bellingrath Gardens to the Battleship USS ALABAMA, Mobile's diversity is evident with an abundance of activities.

retire in HattiesburgHattiesburg, Mississippi - Hattiesburg, Mississippi is known as the "Hub City". The fourth largest city in Mississippi, it is located in the southern half of the state near the coast. Its central location makes for an easy drive to such major cities as Jackson, Mobile, New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and even Memphis.

retire in St. Lawrence CountySt. Lawrence County, New York - St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York State. Ogdensburg, the only city in St. Lawrence County overlooks the beautiful St. Lawrence River. We have (4) colleges in the county. We are a year-round destination with: hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, boating, museums, wineries, antiques, hockey, baseball, soccer, football and many other activities.

retire in Muskegon LakeshoreMuskegon Lakeshore, Michigan - The Muskegon Lakeshore is an area defined by its surroundings with 27 inland lakes, 27 miles of Lake Michigan beach and 400 miles of river. It's citizens work in healthcare, manufacturing, tourism, business services and more. It's an area full of development, cultural opportunities and year-round recreation that continues to evolve and excite.

retire in TexarkanaTexarkana, Arkansas - Texarkana, Arkansas is the largest city and county seat in Miller County and effectively functions as one half of a city which crosses a state line — the other half, the city of Texarkana, Texas, lies on the other side of State Line Avenue. Named after three states: Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

retire in Northeast Georgia MountainsNortheast Georgia Mountains, Georgia - Blairsville-Union County, in the heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of the state’s best kept secrets. Only a two- to three-hour drive from cities like Atlanta, Ga., and Greenville, S.C., it is worlds apart – an authentic pre-Civil War mountain community located deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and enveloped in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

retire in HavreHavre, Montana - Life at its Best… Havre Montana…. Montana’s North Star, a place where people can work and raise a family. Located in the rolling plains of north central Montana, Havre began over 100 years ago as the first trains forged across the Great Plains.

retire in Hickory MetroHickory Metro, North Carolina - Hickory is located in Catawba County in the foothills of western North Carolina. The city encompasses a total area of 29.8 square miles of which 29.7 miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water (Lake Hickory). The city's population is approximately 40,000 and growing. Hickory is well known for its lush, scenic beauty as well as its small town charm.

retire in EsthervilleEstherville, Iowa - Located in the Des Moines River Valley Estherville is the home to approximately 6,500 people. A place where small town friendly charm is still abundant and everyone knows your name. Only a 15 minute drive from Estherville you will find a beautiful chain of glacier carved lakes that includes Iowa’s largest natural lake, Spirit Lake, and five interconnected lakes that include the Okobojis.

retire in Anderson CountyAnderson County, Tennessee - Anderson County is the place to call home if you want to explore the outdoors, discover American heritage and history or just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! From the beautiful rural countryside to picturesque mountain settings, from eclectic cosmopolitan cities to small “Mayberry” like living, Anderson County’s diversity is appealing to anyone who visits and is enticed to stay.

retire in Blanco, Texas Hill CountryBlanco, Texas Hill Country, Texas - The Texas Hill Country is known for it's beautiful rolling hills, bodies of water in close proximity and an abundance of wildlife. The Blanco area community is mostly rural, with active city squares containing dining establishments and merchants. A great deal of events throughout the year bring visitors to town that increase the local economy.

retire in City of KaufmanCity of Kaufman, Texas - Kaufman was declared a Certified Retirement Community in 2010 and boasts the best of both worlds, Progress and Tradition. Situated 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, residents enjoy the comforts of a rural community with the conveniences of big city living just a short drive away.

retire in DentonDenton, Texas - Denton, Texas, just a short 30-mile drive from Dallas and Fort Worth, has experienced a great revitalization of their downtown area. There really is something for everyone, with varied dining options, more than 25 music venues, two universities and plenty of local events.

retire in Grand PrairieGrand Prairie, Texas - Grand Prairie is located in the middle of Dallas-Fort Worth. Grand Prairie residents and business owners feel that Grand Prairie has a small town feel in a big city.

retire in Sun City Center at Tampa BaySun City Center at Tampa Bay, Florida - Sun City Center is a dynamic South Central Florida area that offers its residents the finest of amenities, making it one of the most desirable communities in the country.

retire in HarrisonHarrison, Michigan - Harrison is a rural community located on US-127 in Michigan. Traditionally a tourist town and retirement area, Harrison is a great location for anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a more quiet, meaningful way of life.

retire in Blowing RockBlowing Rock, North Carolina - Blowing Rock is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina known for scenic beauty and friendly charm. Blowing Rock is located on the Eastern Continental Divide and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Pisgah National Forest, giving residents and visitors access to gorgeous views and myriad outdoor activities.

retire in Cocke CountyCocke County, Tennessee - Cocke County, Tennessee is one of the three contiguous Tennessee counties of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Four state and national forests (GSMNP, Cherokee National Forest, Appalachian Trail and Martha Sundquist Forest) and three rivers ( Pigeon, Nolichucky and French Broad) offer an abundance of natural activities.

retire in Sierra Nevada Foothills near YosemiteSierra Nevada Foothills near Yosemite, California - Over the years Tuolumne County has been known as a popular "vacation play land" Once known for its gold extraction and its valuable timber resource, Tuolumne County has now become a favorite vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

retire in Seward CountySeward County, Kansas - Seward County includes two towns, Liberal with a population of 22,000 and a smaller town, Kismet. There is a variety of things to do in Seward County including hunting fishing and golfing. Liberal has a nice waterpark, three golf courses and a miniature golf course.

retire in Greater OmahaGreater Omaha, Nebraska - With a cost of living lower than the national average, clean air and water, short commutes and all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a city twice its size, Greater Omaha is nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and play.

retire in AugustaAugusta, Georgia - Augusta epitomizes the Classic South. Founded as a trading post during the British colonial period, the city showcases Antebellum mansions, hallowed historic sites, and quiet, tree-lined avenues perfect for relaxing strolls. While Augusta celebrates its colorful past, it is equally proud of its exciting present.

retire in Springfield Area OzarksSpringfield Area Ozarks, Missouri - Springfield is located within the ancient Ozark Mountains, which has eroded to rolling hills, and rests atop a plateau at an elevation of 1,299 feet. The city is found within the northern portion of the humid subtropical climate zone and experiences an average annual precipitation of around 45 inches with about 20 inches of that total precipitation being in the form of snow or ice.

retire in IthacaIthaca, New York - Home to Cornell and Ithaca College in the central Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Tompkins County and Ithaca exemplify a small-town atmosphere, while showcasing the qualities of a larger metropolitan city. The Finger Lakes Region is made up of 14 counties that occupy 9,000 square miles of the state. Tompkins County measures 476 square miles.

retire in Fairfax CountyFairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County, a thriving business center located just west of Washington, D.C., is a great place to live, work and do business. Fairfax County is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the county's population exceeds that of eight states and the District of Columbia.

retire in Floyd CountyFloyd County, Georgia - Floyd County has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the nation. We are also the premiere location for healthcare with a massive list of available care providers. Our schools are excellent and we have a strong sense of community. Not to mention our commitment to the arts and volunteering, we have something for everyone and anyone.

retire in Des Moines CountyDes Moines County, Iowa - Des Moines County is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the southeastern corner of Iowa. With rolling hills and broad stretches of flat plain. The natural setting provides ample opportunity for outdoor recreation and scenic home sites. It is busy and progressive County with activities and events year round.

retire in Pony Express Region in Northwest MissouriPony Express Region in Northwest Missouri, Missouri - St Joseph began its history as a trading post in 1843 and has continued to grow as a commercial center ever since. Historically, the city is the home of the famous Pony Express and of western legends like Jesse James – but today, gains its national recognition and awards as a center of research and technology in the Midwest.

retire in Greater BinghamtonGreater Binghamton, New York - Greater Binghamton (Broome County is located at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The river valley landscape make for 4 season of natural beauty. Our community is rich in scenic beauty, enchanting villages, and lively cities. We have a growing "foodie" scene with many restaurants using locally sourced food and also have an emerging carft beverage scene.

retire in TempleTemple, Texas - Located in Central Texas, Temple is home to 70,000+. Temple is part of Bell County with a population of 327,000. Temple is strategically located along on Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 190. Temple is linked to major Texas cities including Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston.

retire in Delaware's Capital RegionDelaware's Capital Region, Delaware - In the middle of it all! Centrally located within the Mid-Atlantic, just an 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore and within 4 hours to New York City. The region boasts tax free shopping and dining with a short drive to the ocean communities of Rehoboth Beach, the Nation's Summer Capital.

retire in DeKalb CountyDeKalb County, Indiana - DeKalb County, Indiana is the "Hub of Transportation Heritage" and the home of multiple transportation museums showcasing classic automobiles, trucks, aircraft, a military collection, railroad memorabilia, local art, county history, and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

retire in Lake CountyLake County, Ohio - Celebrate your valued getaway time in Lake County, northeast Ohio’s coastal oasis on the east side of Lake Erie, next to Cleveland. Hospitality reigns supreme with a variety of impeccable new and renovated hotels, B & B’s and a distinguished golf resort.

retire in MitchellMitchell, South Dakota - Welcome to possible. Mitchell is a thriving and surprising community that outperforms, outthinks and outproduces other communities of similar size.

retire in Central ValleyCentral Valley, California - The City of Clovis is located in California's great San Joaquin, a large flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the state. Clovis has long enjoyed a culture of family values, healthy outdoor activities and an emphasis on education and high-quality public safety. In 2014 and 2015, Clovis was ranked as the number 1 city in California to raise a family by nerdwallet.

retire in Macon-Bibb CountyMacon-Bibb County, Georgia - Macon Bibb-County is a centrally located city in the heart of Georgia. We are known for wide streets, many parks, and successful urban revitalization. With a city and county population of around 150,000, the region is populated enough to feel like an urban oasis, but small enough to have that rural, small town feeling. Because of our location, we are not too far from other parts of Georgia.

retire in Historic Corydon IndianaHistoric Corydon Indiana, Indiana - We are known as the First State Capitol of Indiana and the second Territorial Capitol, the only Civil War Battle Site in Indiana, and underground caverns. Corydon is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and the home of the beautiful O'Bannon State Woods State Park and three renown caves, which are accessible to the public.

retire in Ludington AreaLudington Area, Michigan - Surrounded by the natural beauty that leads into northern Michigan, Ludington & Mason County's friendly communities offer a wealth of opportunity for fulfilling work and play experiences.This natural paradise is ideal for singles, young couples, families, and active seniors. People moving into the Ludington area are always amazed at all that makes this area special.

retire in St. Joseph CountySt. Joseph County, Michigan - An abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers along with farm land and a growing number of parks offering water sports, petting zoo and nature walks.St. Joseph County is geographically located 2 1/2 hours from either Detroit or Chicago with a rural, slower paced lifestyle yet with all amenities needed.

retire in Mt Washington ValleyMt Washington Valley, New Hampshire - The Mt. Washington Valley spans over 25 towns from Fryeburg, Maine to Jackson, New Hampshire, Chocorua to Gorham and every town between Crawford and Pinkham Notch. It's well known for its scenic beauty, tax-free outlet and boutique shopping, golf, hiking and skiing.

retire in Western New York (Greater Niagara vacation region)Western New York (Greater Niagara vacation region), New York - Genesee County, NY is an agricultural community of 64,000 located halfway between the urban cities of Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Batavia is our county seat and the city has approx. 16,000 residents. Agriculture is our number one industry and tourism is our second. We enjoy small town charm with easy access to nearby cities.

retire in Quad Cities - IowaQuad Cities - Iowa, Iowa - Discover marvels on the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities is located just 2 1/2 hours from Chicago and is situated on the mighty Mississippi River. The Quad Cities region is made up of the riverfront cities of Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. The region's population is about 500,000 and attracts over 1 million visitors a year.

retire in Quad CitiesQuad Cities, Illinois - Discover marvels on the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities is located just 2 1/2 hours from Chicago and is situated on the mighty Mississippi River. The Quad Cities region is made up of the riverfront cities of Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. The region's population is about 500,000 and attracts over 1 million visitors a year.

retire in Great Lakes Bay Region: Bay, Midland and Saginaw CountiesGreat Lakes Bay Region: Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties, Michigan - All three counties in the Great Lakes Bay Region are comprised of cities and townships. We have a large agricultural area, producing corn, many varieties of beans, grains, potatoes, sugar beets, pickles and more. We have three thriving and growing downtown areas in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City, with new condominiums, retail shops and restaurants.

retire in WayneWayne, Nebraska - Wayne Nebraska is a vibrant college town and county seat of 5,000 permanent residents of all ages. The community supports Division II Wayne State Wildcat athletes. Residents can shop a variety of retail and service providers for all necessary goods and services without leaving town.

retire in MononaMonona, Wisconsin - The Monona East Side area of the Madison, WI region still maintains its original resort community soul. Nestled on the eastern shore of Lake Monona, we're a waterfront community with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities including beautiful bike trails, canoeing, kayaking and sailing, recreational boating and fishing and we have a thriving urban corridor on Monona Drive.

retire in Hemet /San Jacinto ValleyHemet /San Jacinto Valley, California - The San Jacinto Valley is located in south western Riverside County, in Southern California. The valley is located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in the east and Santa Rosa Hills to the south with the San Gorgonio Pass to the north. It is home to two cities; San Jacinto and Hemet.

retire in Conyers (Rockdale County)Conyers (Rockdale County), Georgia - We are located 25 miles east of Atlanta, and 45 miles west of Athens. The city of Conyers is the county seat of Rockdale County. Rockdale County is the second smallest county out of 159 counties in Georgia. Conyers-Rockdale has many attractions such as: 1. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit (a Cistercian Trappist Monk Community).

retire in White County GeorgiaWhite County Georgia, Georgia - About White County White County, the 123rd county formed in Georgia, was created in 1857 from a part of the original land lot county of Habersham. In early times, the area of White County formed a transitional boundary between the Cherokee and Creek Native-American nations. The county was named for Newton County Rep. David T.

retire in TupeloTupelo, Mississippi - It's a place where rolling hills and peaceful lakes beckon you. It's a place where warm smiles and hometown hospitality have never gone out of style. It's a place where both natives and newcomers share the community's vitality. It's Tupelo, Mississippi.

retire in PotsdamPotsdam, New York - Potsdam is a town located in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The town population was 17,029 at the 2010 census. Potsdam is a cultural and educational hub of Northern New York. When SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University are both in session, the population increases by approximately 8,000 students. The town is named after the city of Potsdam in Germany.

retire in Carbon CountyCarbon County, Pennsylvania - Our History Carbon County (2012 population 65,006) was created on March 13, 1843, from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties. Its name refers to its deposits of anthracite coal. Jim Thorpe, the county seat, was originally incorporated on January 26, 1850 as the Borough of Mauch Chunk, an Indian name meaning “bear mountain.

retire in Historic Smithfield/Isle of Wight CountyHistoric Smithfield/Isle of Wight County, Virginia - Smithfield has many of the charms associated with Hampton Roads communities, including 18th & 19th Century architecture, a revitalized historic downtown, and all the character of a former colonial seaport. According to the Virginia Landmarks Register, Smithfield is “perhaps the best preserved of Virginia’s Colonial seaports.

retire in Tazewell CountyTazewell County, Virginia - Located in the heart of the Appalachians, this Blue Ridge Mountain county is breathtakingly beautiful, with clean air, low light pollution, low cost of living and the friendliest people on earth!

retire in MenomonieMenomonie, Wisconsin - Our area was named "One of the best small towns in America" by the Smithsonian Institution. Voted the 15th best small towns. We are rich in History, Menomonie derives its name from the native word for "Wild Rice People." The city was built along a marshy area ideal for growing wild rice- which is today's Lake Menomin.

retire in PerryPerry, Georgia - No matter the season, Perry, Georgia located 90 miles south of Atlanta and home to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is year round fun. The City is full of historic homes and picturesque churches. Downtown Perry is filled with southern boutiques and restaurants making the perfect afternoon retreat. Perry is proud of its blooms and blossoms.

retire in NatchitochesNatchitoches, Louisiana - Natchitoches, (Nack-a-tish) the original French colony in Louisiana, is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Established in 1714, Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) retains its European flavor through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle. Natchitoches is the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Louisiana.

retire in Bottineau - Turtle Mountain RegionBottineau - Turtle Mountain Region, North Dakota - Touted as the 4 Season's Playground. We have the best of both worlds with the tree covered Turtle Mountains and rolling hills of the prairie. Wildlife abounds. Lot's of lakes including Lake Metigoshe which is a year round destination for fishing, water & snow sports. Close to the beautiful International Peace Gardens and International Music Camp.

retire in Mount HorebMount Horeb, Wisconsin - Mount Horeb is located 20 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. The population of Mount Horeb is about 7,000 people with a lovely downtown area. The Military Ridge Bike Trail runs from Madison to Mount Horeb and continues another 20 miles to the west. Blue Mound State Park is about 5 miles away which has beautiful trials for hiking and biking.

retire in Yancey CountyYancey County, North Carolina - Beautiful mountain area located in the Black Mountain Range of Western North Carolina

retire in SumterSumter, South Carolina - Located in the midlands about 40 minutes from the State's capitol

retire in Barrington AreaBarrington Area, Illinois - Situated 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the Barrington region combines small town ambiance and wide-open spaces with all the amenities and conveniences of its metropolitan neighbor on the lake. The Barrington area encompasses 107 square miles and has many beautiful natural assets including wetlands, woodlands, prairies, rolling hills, lakes, creeks, and the Fox River shoreline.

retire in Morton - Minnesota River ValleyMorton - Minnesota River Valley, Minnesota - Morton is a lively community nestled in the valley with the Minnesota River running past its doorstep. Though small, it’s rich in history, with lots of friendly people, close to shopping, but without the hoopla of big city life. Whether you’re a fisherman, a golfer, like the casino atmosphere or a food enthusiast - we have the best of both worlds.

retire in Lawrence County, New CastleLawrence County, New Castle, Pennsylvania - It is conveniently located along Interstates 76 (PA turnpike), 376, 79 or 80. For scenic roadways, try state routes 422, 65, 18, 168, or 208. Find us 19 miles east of Youngstown, OH: 54 miles northwest of Pittsburgh: 90 miles south of Erie and 100 miles southeast of Cleveland.

retire in DuluthDuluth, Georgia - Duluth, Georgia is in Gwinnett County and is considered Metro Atlanta. Inside the city limits, you will find a beautiful downtown center, which has great walkability.

retire in Crawford CountyCrawford County, Pennsylvania - There is a reason we call this area the Great Lakes Region. For starters, the cool, calming lakes have shaped not only the climate but also the small towns and agriculture. From shipping ports to vineyards to hiking and biking trails this region in the western tip of Pennsylvania has a lot going on.

retire in Schenectady County / New York's Capital RegionSchenectady County / New York's Capital Region, New York - Few areas of the country offer better lifestyles than Schenectady County. Our thriving downtown is a center for the arts and home to legendary Proctors Theatre.

retire in Grove CityGrove City, Ohio - Grove City, Ohio is located in Central Ohio, just seven miles from downtown Columbus. We are a charming suburban community with a small town feel, but big city appeal. Central Ohio has so much to offer and residents enjoy a fantastic quality of life.

retire in San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, California - Simply called "SLO" or "San Luis" by locals, the city is the cultural, commercial and entertainment hub of California’s scenic Central Coast. It's anchored by one of California's historic missions, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, one of the best-preserved examples of 18th century Spanish architecture.

retire in City of ForsythCity of Forsyth, Georgia - There is a magical place nestled in the heart of Georgia that is ready to charm you with her diverse history and star-studded past. The City of Forsyth and Monroe County is in the middle of the state and close to Georgia's most trilling attractions -- on the pathway to and from the coastal regions, and rich in beauty and adventure.

retire in Lake Hartwell CountryLake Hartwell Country, South Carolina - Lake Hartwell Country, the three county region surrounding Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, includes the cities and towns of Clemson, Central, Pickens. Liberty, Easley, Anderson, Belton, Honea Path, Seneca, Walhalla, & Westminster. The area is nestled in the foothills of the SC Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts big-water lakes Hartwell, Keowee & Jocassee.

retire in Greater WacoGreater Waco, Texas - Greater Waco is centrally located along the I-35 corridor, and is 90 miles from the Dallas-Fort. Worth metroplex and Austin areas. Greater Waco also enjoys a low-cost of living compared with the state of Texas and nation-wide. Greater Waco is home to Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College, and is near Ft. Hood.

retire in Northeast KingdomNortheast Kingdom, Vermont - If you are considering a move to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, you are not alone. In the past 10 years, the region has become a favorite spot for people looking for a great place to live and work, while surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Don’t just take our word on how beautiful our region is.

retire in Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham, Alabama, Alabama - Something we hear time and again from first time visitors to Birmingham is that they never realized the beauty of the area. With the foothills of the Appalachians as a dramatic backdrop, the city is laid out on a series of lush rolling hills, with woodland-covered neighborhoods just minutes from downtown.

retire in Brunswick and Glynn County GeorgiaBrunswick and Glynn County Georgia, Georgia - We are located on the Coast of Georgia 70 miles below Savannah, Ga. and 55 miles north of Jacksonville, Fla. Brunswick is the only incorporated city in Glynn County with a population of approximately 16,000. In our county are St. Simons Island, population 16,000; Jekyll Island with population of approximately 600; Sea Island with a population of approximately 800.

retire in MetroWestMetroWest, Massachusetts - MetroWest is the intersection of the oldest and the newest—a world leader in technology that offers well-preserved history and unspoiled sanctuaries. The result? MORE of everything you’re looking for, midway between Boston and Worcester. Our communities offer MORE sophisticated amenities and services without the stress of an urban setting.

retire in NorthamptonNorthampton, Massachusetts - Tucked into the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, Northampton is an adorable New England town, that leans staunchly liberal and attracts scores of aging hippies, students and artists. This college town is home to 5 top-notch colleges, including Amherst College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke and Smith.

retire in Northern Michigan Straits AreaNorthern Michigan Straits Area, Michigan - Indian River is a unique rural community with a peaceful small-town atmosphere that sits between two beautiful fresh water lakes, part of the famous Inland Waterway. Just 30 minutes from several major cities, we are the perfect balance of city and country living.

retire in Tualatin ValleyTualatin Valley, Oregon - The Tualatin Valley, located in Portland's backyard, is comprised of 10 cities and dozens of smaller, incorporated areas of Washington County, Oregon. As the gateway to Oregon wine country, the Tualatin Valley is home to more than 30 wineries, a dozen breweries, dozens of u-pick farms, a dozen golf clubs, and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking and cycling trails.

retire in Capital City/Lake Murray CountryCapital City/Lake Murray Country, South Carolina - The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Region is a must on your travels through or relocation to South Carolina. Located in the center of the state, this region boasts exciting attractions offering entertaining and unique experiences. Historical sites and recreational facilities including golf and water related activities are all a part of this Jewel of the South.

retire in LaGrange, GA  (West Georgia, Troup County)LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County), Georgia - LaGrange (Troup County), GA is the hub of economic and recreational activities for West Georgia. We are close to everything and far from ordinary! Located less than an hour from the Atlanta Harsfield-Jackson airport, Auburn, AL and Columbus, GA (home of Ft. Benning), LaGrange is perfectly situated on I-85 and I-185.

retire in JasperJasper, Indiana - The Jasper, Indiana area is a wonderful town to live, work, raise a family, retire and enjoy life. A strong heritage is the origin to the prosperity of Jasper. Throughout time, Jasper has and continues to thrive, revolving from its strong foundation of hard work, spiritual essence, and recreational vigor. With small-town flavor and big-city opportunities, Jasper offers a superb quality of life.

retire in Bowling GreenBowling Green, Kentucky - The Home of the Corvette is also a vibrant university town with a lively downtown business center and walkable shopping and entertainment district. Several outer-lying suburban areas create a commuter-based county that is very scenic with hillsides and rolling farmland. Bowling Green boasts family-fun entertainment and world-class attractions and serves as the region’s shopping and dining hub.

retire in Merrimack ValleyMerrimack Valley, Massachusetts - The Chamber serves 13 towns that surround the City of Haverhill, MA. Eight of our surrounding towns are in New Hampshire, and are somewhat rural, as are the 5 other towns we serve in Massachusetts. The area is largely middle/upper middle class, with the exception of the inner city area of Haverhill. There is plenty to do in the area.

retire in Washington CountyWashington County, Maryland - Washington County, Maryland, is in Western Maryland, where Maryland is narrow, fitting between the Pa. Border and the Potomac River, and West Virginia. The City of Hagerstown and surrounding rural communities, offer a very nice location to retire. Housing prices are cheaper than prominent nearby cities, and all services are offered that make for a good life.

retire in Mid-Maine RegionMid-Maine Region, Maine - Mid-Maine is centrally located about 20 minutes from the state capital of Augusta and about an hour north of Maine’s largest city, Portland. Maine’s picturesque mountains and coastline are only a short drive away. Of course, there are lots of wonderful recreational opportunities right here amongst mid-Maine’s small towns, quaint villages and our stunning lakes and rivers.

retire in Greater LansingGreater Lansing, Michigan - Greater Lansing is Michigan's capital region! Whether you're here for business or pleasure, Greater Lansing, Michigan is a one-of-a-kind setting for a visit to remember! Explore endless dining options. Browse unique boutiques. Celebrate culture and the arts in our world-class performance venues and galleries. Catch Spartan Spirit on the campus of Michigan State University. Learn more at www.

retire in DurhamDurham, North Carolina - A unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture – that's what makes Durham the kind of place that is always engaging. The national accolades it's earned as a place to live, work, and play only prove what anyone who's been here has already experienced – and experience is the key.

retire in High PointHigh Point, North Carolina - The local businesses, lovely neighborhoods, and beautiful parks and lakes make the perfect recipe to accommodate your lifestyle. As the 37th largest metro area, the cost of living is among the lowest in the nation. Greater High Point is centrally located in the Piedmont, anchored by four major interstate highways.

retire in Souhegan Valley, Gateway to the Monadnock RegionSouhegan Valley, Gateway to the Monadnock Region, New Hampshire - Small local communities with access to major highways and conveniences, Shopping and Airports. These small towns are a short drive from the three major cities in NH, Concord, Manchester and Nashua. There are ample places to enjoy new restaurants, shopping, and quaint New England charm.

retire in GallipolisGallipolis, Ohio - Gallipolis and Gallia County, Ohio is situated along the banks of the majestic Ohio River in southeastern Ohio.

retire in Greater WilmingtonGreater Wilmington, Delaware - Wilmington is a corporate haven and more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 Companies are incorporated in Delaware. Many people live and work in the City of Wilmington and there has been an enormous amount of residential development in Wilmington's Riverfront and along Market Street in Downtown Wilmington.

retire in Amana ColoniesAmana Colonies, Iowa - Visitors have been coming to our scenic seven villages for over 100 years. Some come for our cuisine, to sample our foods and sip our wines and beers. Others come for the quality of our handcrafted products and art, or the variety of quaint shops that line our streets. Still others come for our fun festivals or our unique German culture.

retire in West Des MoinesWest Des Moines, Iowa - Premiere suburban community located on the western Des Moines Metropolitan Area. A diversified regional employment center that offers more than 60,000 career opportunities. A community with activities and lifestyle options for all ages including walkable town centers, extensive trails and park systems, a historical downtown, community events including regular farmer’s market, and extensive retail.

retire in Jackson CountyJackson County, Michigan - Every season offers visitors to Jackson a jackpot of intriguing ways to partake in favorite hobbies, spend time with friends, or discover a new passion. Lovers of the natural world will delight in our excellent birding opportunities and many options for outdoor recreation.

retire in Brainerd Lakes - NisswaBrainerd Lakes - Nisswa, Minnesota - Nisswa is part of the Brainerd lakes region, which is adorned with pristine lakes, world championship golf courses, year around fishing (open water and frozen). We are in the central portion of Minnesota, conveniently located 2 1/2 hours from Duluth, Fargo, Minneapolis/St. Paul. Nisswa is a resort community, offering year around tourism.

retire in ColumbiaColumbia, Missouri - Columbia is a friendly and welcoming city with a thriving downtown, multiple colleges, and the University of Missouri. Columbia is home to many unique festivals like the Roots N Blues N BBQ Fest and the True/False Film Fest. There is also a huge variety of restaurants including Good Morning America’s “Best College Hangout” winner, Shakespeare’s Pizza.

retire in Piedmont-TriadPiedmont-Triad, North Carolina - Recently named an All-America City by the National Civic League, Asheboro is conveniently located in the Heart of North Carolina approximately 70 miles from both the North Carolina state capital of Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte.

retire in Central OhioCentral Ohio, Ohio - Whether you’re here for a day-trip or a lifetime, it’s easy to see why Forbes Magazine named Westerville the friendliest town in Ohio and the 5th friendliest in the nation! Our people, our attractions, our historic sites, and our year-round events are sure to put a smile on your face. Our 580 acres of park land in 46 locations will give you plenty of space to stretch your legs.

retire in Lake Erie Shores & IslandsLake Erie Shores & Islands, Ohio - Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers so much to love in a getaway destination. One of the Midwest’s hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.

retire in BakersfieldBakersfield, California - The Central Valley’s southern gateway, Kern County is a vast puzzle piece in the landscape of California. More than 8,000 square miles in area, it is the third-largest county in the state.

retire in Mystic Country, Connecticut / Eastern ConnecticutMystic Country, Connecticut / Eastern Connecticut, Connecticut - Mystic Country, Connecticut is a destination that blends the tranquility of classic New England seascapes and scenic rolling hills with rich cultural heritage and sophisticated, top-flight entertainment.

retire in MilledgevilleMilledgeville, Georgia - Bathed in an intoxicating mixture of magnolia and moonlight, her classic beauty is unsurpassed. Find an adventure in Milledgeville. If you want to get down, then get downtown! Locally-sourced restaurants, original live music and organic coffee shops are steps away from fascinating museums, impressive art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques and funky antique stores.

retire in Cedar FallsCedar Falls, Iowa - Cedar Falls offers an eclectic mix of modern amenities while honoring its past - where cornfields and prairie grasses meet progressive industrial and commercial development.

retire in Pioneer ValleyPioneer Valley, Massachusetts - The pioneer valley, part of the Connecticut Valley, expands over 70 towns all across western Massachusetts. Operating at lower costs, accessing one of the nation's leading skilled workforces and enjoying an affordable, high standard of living within urban, suburban, rural or college town settings. The Pioneer Valley is known for its scenery and as a vacation destination.

retire in Twin CitiesTwin Cities, Minnesota - Conveniently located 65 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our community provides good jobs, state-of-the-art health care and senior services, accomplished schools, amenities for active living. Housing is affordable. Public safety and infrastructure is sound.

retire in Winona AreaWinona Area, Minnesota - Thinking of moving to Winona? There are many reasons that would be a good choice. Winona is a unique community. We have amenities and options that many cities our size often don’t. We are one of the oldest communities in Minnesota, with some of the newest innovations occurring daily.

retire in West PlainsWest Plains, Missouri - Tucked in the Ozark Mountains, near pristine wilderness areas and spring-fed streams, the City of West Plains attracts nature lovers, entrepreneurs and families searching for a small-town feel with big-city conveniences.

retire in JacksonJackson, Mississippi - Why do they call us the "City with Soul"? Well, for one thing, the people here are just about the friendliest you’ll ever meet. And there are so many fun things to do in Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi. So many family-friendly places to discover in the metro area -- not to mention a hundred events, from heritage festivals to antique shows and symphony concerts to sports classics.

retire in Village of Magdalena in Socorro CountyVillage of Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico - Village of 900 people at an elevation of around 6500. Beautiful striking landscape with amazing light. Founded in the mid 1800's due to the rich mining deposits and large empty spaces suited for ranching. An artistic community drawing both contemporary and traditional artists.

retire in Corning & the Southern Finger LakesCorning & the Southern Finger Lakes, New York - Welcome to Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, where walkable city centers, rolling hillsides, quaint villages, glacier-carved lakes, verdant farmland, and award-winning wineries combine for a great place to visit and to retire.

retire in Ashland AreaAshland Area, Ohio - Ashland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Ashland County.[8] The population was 20,362 at the 2010 census. It is the center of the Ashland Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2003). Ashland is well known in the state for its "welcome sign" that proclaims the city to be "The World Headquarters of Nice People.

retire in Gettysburg areaGettysburg area, Pennsylvania - Gettysburg, located in Adams County, Pa, is a historic town nestled in tranquil farmlands abundant with fruit and produce. This quaint community offers theater, festivals, shopping, farm-to-table dining and cultural activities. The community is home to a variety of artists and musicians.

retire in Harker HeightsHarker Heights, Texas - Harker Heights, Texas in Bell County , is 4 miles SE of Killeen, Texas and 6 Miles SE of Fort Hood Army base. Harker Heights is also 56 miles N of Austin, Texas. Harker Heights is home to approximately 30,000 residents. The area now known as Harker Heights was once owned by Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern. In fact, the city was named after Harley Kern.

retire in Redondo BeachRedondo Beach, California - Redondo Beach is one of the three Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 66,748 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area. The primary attractions include Municipal Pier and the sandy beach, popular with tourists and a variety of sports enthusiasts.

retire in KremmlingKremmling, Colorado - This quaint little town is an unspoiled ranching community with historical ties to the railroad and mining industries. Kremmling boasts one stop light and is void of traffic jams and crowds. If you are wanting to get away from all the chaos to "unplug", look no further.

retire in New Haven CountyNew Haven County, Connecticut - GUILFORD A Town for all seasons, Guilford is a wonderful place to visit, shop or live. Our beautiful Town Green is surrounded by a wide variety of stores, restaurants, museums and galleries. Whether it is boating on Long Island Sound, hiking our open space trails or shopping around the Green, there is something here for everyone.

retire in Coastal Georgia - Camden CountyCoastal Georgia - Camden County, Georgia - Camden County is “Georgia’s Coastal Community of Choice”. The county’s prime location along the Atlantic gives its citizens the attraction of a small, quaint coastal town. Camden County is best known for its rich history, natural scenic beauty and Southern hospitality. Work and leisure depend on the sea, the forests and the mild climate, which averages seventy degrees year round.

retire in Cordele Crisp CountyCordele Crisp County, Georgia - Cordele-Crisp County offers the best of all worlds. Cordele has all of the "small town" charm you hope to find in a South Georgia community. Comfortable neighborhoods with shade-covered drive, Victorian and Federal style homes, and an active downtown district are only a few of the amenities that make Cordele an ideal place to live.

retire in Greene CountyGreene County, Georgia - Located in Greene County, Georgia, halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, Lake Oconee is an oasis of tranquility, rejuvenation and recreation. Lake Oconee’s 19,000 acres boast more fish per square foot than any other lake in Georgia, as well as swimming, boating and a plethora of water activities. For the avid golfer, Greene County is home to over 120 holes of championship golf.

retire in Pickens CountyPickens County, Georgia - Pickens County offers a unique mix of Economic Development and residential Privacy. We are located between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Just an hour away from the hustle & bustle of the city but still close enough to enjoy the downtown atmosphere from time to time. Food Here in Pickens is something to get excited about. From farm to table restaurant to world renowned Chefs, Pickens has it all.

retire in Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, Iowa - With more than $1.5 billion spent for downtown revitalization, there's an exciting energy in Cedar Rapids. We’re watching as historic cultural venues are renovated, unique restaurants and modern spaces emerge, and neighborhoods are renewed. Cedar Rapids has been named a Top 10 Most Livable City on AARP's Livability Index. Cedar Rapids is No.

retire in UrbandaleUrbandale, Iowa - From an extensive trail system to the excitement of ice hockey, Urbandale embraces recreational variety. Take a trip back in time at Living History Farms, one of the state's top tourism attractions. Not only can visitors experience Iowa's rich ag history, but they can also attend many events at the Farms, such as historical dinners, events for children and more.

retire in Deerfield River ValleyDeerfield River Valley, Massachusetts - The Deerfield River flows out of southern Vermont through the most rural area of Massachusetts, providing the setting for a variety of outdoor activities including kayaking, biking, hiking, fishing and skiing.

retire in NewburyportNewburyport, Massachusetts - Newburyport is a quaint seaside community with beautiful views of the Merrimack River and a historic, walkable downtown with 100 plus retail and restaurant businesses. There is something to offer for everyone, throughout the entire year. During winter enjoy cross-country skiing or snow shoeing at Maudslay State Park, or get cozy by the fireplace at one of our many restaurants and inns.

retire in Howard CountyHoward County, Maryland - Howard County offers an impressive mix of carefully preserved history and exciting new development. Its county seat, Ellicott City, is a nearly 250-year old mill town with many historical, shopping and tourist attractions.

retire in Metro DetroitMetro Detroit, Michigan - The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan, known not only for its 22 high-technology parks, but also for having world-renowned retail, entertainment and manufacturing.

retire in Sullivan County CatskillsSullivan County Catskills, New York - From our earliest visitors and historic settlers to our newest investors and residents, Sullivan County was, and continues to be, recognized as a perfect place to live, work, play and raise a family. With a desirable location, highly educated work force, nationally recognized schools and pro-business environment, Sullivan County has it all.

retire in Northeast PennsylvaniaNortheast Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania - Rich in quality of life, history and natural beauty, Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) offers a variety of entertainment and activities from A to Z for all who seek to experience life.

retire in North Central Texas Metropolitan area / City of CoppellNorth Central Texas Metropolitan area / City of Coppell, Texas - LIVING IN COPPELL At 14.71 square miles, nearly 39,000 people call Coppell home, yet is retains a small town atmosphere. Excellent city services, outstanding parks and facilities, safe neighborhoods, strong churches, and exemplary schools all provide for a quality lifestyle and a sense of community.

retire in Weslaco - Rio Grande ValleyWeslaco - Rio Grande Valley, Texas - Weslaco is in the southern tip of Texas. The area is called the Rio Grande Valley and is a 4-county area from the beaches of South Padre Island to the hills of Starr County. The region is on the US-Mexico border. Weslaco is seven miles north of the highly visited tourist town of Nuevo Progreso, Tamps., Mexico.

retire in Greater CharlottesvilleGreater Charlottesville, Virginia - Greater Charlottesville consistently ranks among the top communities in the nation. Among numerous accolades, Charlottesville was selected by Frommer's "Cities Ranked & Rated" as "The Best Place to Live" in America; "Best Place to Live" -- Money; "Best Place to Relocate" -- Relocate America; "Top Places to Retire" -- Kiplinger; and many more.

retire in BentonvilleBentonville, Arkansas - Fueled by an amazing entrepreneurial spirit, Northwest Arkansas emerged from modest beginnings to become one of the nation's most dynamic economic regions. A unique confluence of business and education power the area. Industry leaders such as Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt started here, and their presence continues to drive growth here.

retire in MurrietaMurrieta, California - When Murrieta officially became a city on July 1, 1991, it was already home to more than 24,000 residents. Compare that to the 2,200 estimated to have been living here in 1980. By 2005, more than 85,000 people had moved to the community, making it one of the five largest in Riverside County.

retire in Solvang and the Santa Ynez ValleySolvang and the Santa Ynez Valley, California - The scenic casual Santa Ynez Valley includes six communities located inland 30 miles from the ocean on the Central Coast of California.

retire in Southwest CaliforniaSouthwest California, California - Temecula, known as Southern California Wine Country, has award winning schools, higher educational opportunities, vast array of parks and trails, diverse shopping/dining options and beautiful residential neighborhoods.

retire in GeorgiaGeorgia, Georgia - Eatonton-Putnam County is nestled in the heart of Georgia's Lake Country, both lakes Oconee and Sinclair offer recreational activities for the whole family. www.visiteatonton.

retire in Bloomington/Monroe County, IndianaBloomington/Monroe County, Indiana, Indiana - Bloomington is a city of contrasts, which provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of experiences to enjoy. It's a tight-knit community where neighbors know each other, but one with a diverse and rich culture due to the international appeal of Indiana University.

retire in Baton Rouge AreaBaton Rouge Area, Louisiana - Baton Rouge is Louisiana's capital city and home to the state's flagship university, Louisiana State University. The Baton Rouge Area, comprised of nine parishes, is a vibrant community characterized by a citizenry that works hard and plays hard. The area is nationally recognized as a leader in economic development.

retire in Shreveport-BossierShreveport-Bossier, Louisiana - Louisiana’s Other Side is the term used to describe Shreveport-Bossier’s location in the state, as well as its unique combination of Louisiana Cajun culture and East Texas cowboy heritage. On the surface there are a lot of obvious reasons people are drawn to northwest Louisiana.

retire in Sebasticook ValleySebasticook Valley, Maine - Sebasticook Valley is a centrally located region with easy access to Interstate 95 North & South, and Rt. 7 which takes you to the coast, or northern mountains. Our region is diverse with recreation, education, and real estate.

retire in Mason AreaMason Area, Michigan - Mason, Michigan, is the seat of Ingham County government. The clock tower of the historic Ingham County Courthouse is a beacon in the heart of the community and the Courthouse is the centerpiece of our historic downtown area. The Mason area is a community of about 16,000 people (8,200 in the City of Mason) and is only minutes south of Lansing, the state capital.

retire in Southern MinnesotaSouthern Minnesota, Minnesota - Mix of rural and small community with thriving downtown and shopping options. Located just 1 hour south of Minnesota's Twin Cities on I-35. Enjoy shopping at Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitters and the Medford Outlet Center.

retire in Tarboro, Edgecombe CountyTarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina - Beautifully historic region. Agriculture abounds with fields of cotton, sage and sweet potatoes. the Tar River runs through the entirety of Edgecombe County. Tarboro is the county seat recognized for it's 45-block historic district and Colonial Town Common (as Boston).

retire in AlbanyAlbany, New York - Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers, and a taste for culinary delights from around the world.

retire in Buffalo NiagaraBuffalo Niagara, New York - We are located near Buffalo and Niagara Falls. You can get anywhere in 20 minutes. There is not a lot of traffic congestion. There is waterfront access and plenty of green space. Our residents are friendly and generous. We have a growing Medical Campus, and 3 major college campuses.

retire in Great Lakes RegionGreat Lakes Region, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city, is on beautiful Presque Isle Bay, one the world’s best-protected harbors, surrounded by a seven-mile peninsula. As a Great Lakes City, Erie has an extensive maritime history, and boasts the state’s only seashore. Central to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo and Southern Ontario, Erie is within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S.

retire in ShippensburgShippensburg, Pennsylvania - We are a rural, college town, that is located in the scenic Cumberland Valley of South Central Pennsylvania, directly on the line between Franklin and Cumberland counties. With the nearby Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-81, it is just a short driving distance from many metropolitan centers, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City.

retire in Rockingham CountyRockingham County, Virginia - Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,914.[11] Harrisonburg is the county seat of Rockingham County,[12] although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Harrisonburg with Rockingham County for statistical purposes.

retire in Branford, North Branford and GuilfordBranford, North Branford and Guilford, Connecticut - The towns are 15 and 20 minutes from Yale University and the city of New Haven. Both Branford and Guilford feature seaside community living and activities. Both have charming, unique shops and restaurants as well as hiking and biking trails plus historic museum homes dating from the 1600's. Both towns offer water tours of their off shore locals.

retire in RoscoeRoscoe, Illinois - A pair of bald eagles soars overhead as cars move swiftly across the Rock River bridge in Roscoe. Nearby, the local restaurants offer their unique brand of dining flair to customers of all ages. Up and down its main streets, bicyclists and pedestrians make their way through town on a growing network of recreation paths that connects other familiar towns, far and wide.

retire in North of BostonNorth of Boston, Massachusetts - Salisbury is a seaside community located next to the NH border. There are many things to do and sights to see within 30 mile radius including museums, trails, restaurants, shows and shopping. All are easily accessible by private car or public transportation. Boston is 30 minutes away and the mountains are 2 hours making it an ideal location to live.

retire in Jackson AreaJackson Area, Minnesota - We are right off highway 71.

retire in WayzataWayzata, Minnesota - Wayzata is a city on Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, a western suburb of Minneapolis. The name Wayzata is derived from a Lakota Sioux phrase meaning "North Shore". As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,688. Visitors enjoy all the luxuries of lake living in a small community. Restaurants range from causal dining to an elegant evening by the lake.

retire in Lake Chatuge-Clay CountyLake Chatuge-Clay County, North Carolina - 132 miles of lake shoreline, hiking trails, bicycle trails. Also mountain trails for hiking, camping and horse-back riding. Trout and Bass fishing in our lake and Hiawassee river and various other streams. Camping along the lake side. Cabins to rent and 2 motels and large retreat to stay in. Home of the famous "NC Punkin Chunkin" event every 3rd weekend in October.

retire in Tri state area- Northern New JerseyTri state area- Northern New Jersey, New Jersey - This is a very rural part of New Jersey. However, we have year round activities. water park, golfing, hiking, skiing, snow boarding, snow tubing, wineries.

retire in Orleans CountyOrleans County, New York - Welcome to Orleans County. Small town charm and personalized service are what you receive when you come to Orleans County. Our tight-knit community enjoys the simple things. Escape the stresses of city and suburban life. Visit Orleans County today.

retire in Pittsburgh & Its CountrysidePittsburgh & Its Countryside, Pennsylvania - Butler County is tucked in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh. Getting here is easy via the PA Turnpike, I-80, I-79, Route 422, Route 19 or Route 8. Our diverse towns are award winning--from Butler, the birthplace of the Jeep--to Cranberry Township, a great place to raise a family.

retire in Smith Mountain LakeSmith Mountain Lake, Virginia - Located in central Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake is considered to be the Jewel of the Blue Ridge. It is equidistant from Roanoke and Lynchburg. Only a 4-hour drive southwest of Washington D.C. and two hours north of Raleigh, NC, at Smith Mountain Lake you'll find wonderful places and people.

retire in Lake Chelan ValleyLake Chelan Valley, Washington - The Lake Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson and Stehekin. The Lake Chelan Valley is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home. The Valley offers four seasons of recreation, charming shopping districts, and bountiful agriculture including an emerging wine industry.

retire in TomahTomah, Wisconsin - Many parks, trails, hiking and biking nearby. Absolutely beautiful landscapes featuring all four seasons beautifully. Low cost of living with great grocery, shopping and fitness options.

retire in Anna Maria IslandAnna Maria Island, Florida - An idyllic 7 mile Island on the Gulf of Mexico just south of Tampa. Only 30 minutes to Sarasota, an hour to Tampa and 2 hours to Orlando. Beautiful white sand beaches and a wonderful community alive with arts, culture and recreation. The island boasts museums, art galleries, bike trials, estuaries, a 9 hole golf course, condominiums, homes and private communities. A lovely place to retire.

retire in Emerald CoastEmerald Coast, Florida - The Emerald Coast is in the Northwest section of Florida and is comprised of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. The area is known for it's Gulf waters that shimmer emerald green in the sunshine and sugar-white sand beaches. Activities include fishing, boating, beaching, shopping, exploring parks and nature. It’s dolphin cruises and fresh, local seafood restaurants.

retire in Galena/Jo Daviess CountyGalena/Jo Daviess County, Illinois - Experience the vintage charm and contemporary spirit of Galena and Jo Daviess County…the region’s natural beauty, charming farmsteads, well-preserved historic sites, first-class golfing, regional cuisines, eclectic shops and tranquil spas. Located in northwest Illinois, three hours from downtown Chicago, the destination affords visitors plenty of opportunities to relax, rejuvenate and recharge.

retire in Logan CountyLogan County, Illinois - The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County welcomes you to Logan County, Illinois. Walk in the early footsteps of Abraham Lincoln. Hop in your car and ride on Route 66, America's most talked-about road. Browse in our charming shops. Enjoy a delicious meal in a local eatery. Explore one of our many festivals. Don't miss our other fascinating historic and agricultural attractions.

retire in CambridgeCambridge, Massachusetts - Multicultural, innovative lots of things going on because of proximity to major colleges and universities

retire in North Central MassachusettsNorth Central Massachusetts, Massachusetts - The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has always had strong roots in community activities and specialties. We strive to constantly discover what makes our region special! Our passion for the area led us to create a central visitor information program called The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association or JATA for short.

retire in HutchinsonHutchinson, Minnesota - Hutchinson has so many things we are excited to be able to share with you. Known as Minnesota’s Hometown, you will feel welcomed and comfortable. Hutchinson has a unique mix of small town community, industry, historical significance, and modern convenience.

retire in RochesterRochester, Minnesota - Rochester MN is home of the world renown Mayo Clinic and is located one hour south of Minneapolis / St Paul metro area in Southeast Minnesota. pop. 107000 people it has all the amenities of a larger city without the hassle.

retire in Jefferson CityJefferson City, Missouri - Jefferson City is the Capital City of Missouri, located on the banks of the Missouri River amidst rolling hills, majestic architecture and towering river bluffs in a small-town setting filled with historic charm.

retire in WilsonvilleWilsonville, Oregon - With excellent schools, parks, jobs and housing, Wilsonville truly does bring people of different backgrounds and socio-economic status together in a city that has kept its rural charm.

retire in Smoky Mountains RegionSmoky Mountains Region, Tennessee - Pigeon Forge, in East Tennessee, is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful scenery for every season. Our town is made up of a delightful mix of life-long residents, young families attracted by nature’s beauty, and folks who have chosen to spend their retirement years in Pigeon Forge. Early history of our town dates back to before the Revolutionary War.

retire in Chippewa CountyChippewa County, Wisconsin - Chippewa County is located in Western Wisconsin and is served by a network of US and State Highways USH 53 and STH 27, 40, 124, and 178 run north and south through the County. STH 29 and 64 run east and west. Many other county and town roads connect with these highways to link the cities, villages, and recreational areas in the County.

retire in South Suburban MilwaukeeSouth Suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin - South Suburban Milwaukee Wisconsin including Franklin, Oak Creek and the surrounding communities, sits along the western shore of Lake Michigan, adjacent to the city of Milwaukee and Waukesha County. The area offers a mix of suburban and rural lifestyles, which is removed but in very close proximity to the sports, shopping, culture, ethnic festivals and attractions of Milwaukee.

retire in Wausau RegionWausau Region, Wisconsin - While natural beauty and recreational opportunities are abundant in the Wausau Region, you will find that our greatest assets are the people who make our region a special place to live, work and play. The entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit of this area's founding fathers still lives in our region. This is a place where neighbor helps neighbor and business helps business.

retire in East AlabamaEast Alabama, Alabama - The unique character of the City of Auburn is the result of a combination of influences from the special atmospheres and energies provided by the diversity of communities in Auburn.

retire in SwainsboroSwainsboro, Georgia - Swainsboro has been known for years as the “Crossroads of the Great South.” This crossroads is more than just the intersection of North/South Main Street and East/West Main Street, it is the crossroads of two of the most historically relevant cross-country routes in America. U.S. Route 80 intersects with U.S.

retire in Thomson-McDuffie CountyThomson-McDuffie County, Georgia - Retirees looking for a slower pace of life will find their dream community in McDuffie County; away from the crowds, traffic, and excessive development often associated with life in major cities. Living here is a step back into history and southern hospitality.

retire in DubuqueDubuque, Iowa - Situated in the Tri-States of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, on the mighty Mississippi, Dubuque and its surrounding communities are an open playground not only for the young, but also the young at heart. Want to know what to do in Dubuque? Explore historical sites. Indulge in nature’s bounty. Dream along the riverside.

retire in Norwalk AreaNorwalk Area, Iowa - Norwalk is minutes to the State Capital, Shopping at Jordan Creek Mall (in West Des Moines) and we have a great school system.

retire in Southeast KentuckySoutheast Kentucky, Kentucky - Laurel County is located about halfway between Lexington, Kentucky and Knoxville, Tennessee at the junction of Interstate I-75 and the Cumberland Falls Highway and Hal Rogers Parkway (formerly Daniel Boone Parkway). This is a unique and beautiful area with a rich history.

retire in EaganEagan, Minnesota - Large second ring suburban community rich in business industry including large corporations and a diverse small business community.

retire in Mid-Ohio ValleyMid-Ohio Valley, Ohio - Marietta is located in southeastern Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingum River. The population was 14,085 at the 2010 census. It is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio. The private, liberal arts Marietta College is located here. It was a station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

retire in MemphisMemphis, Tennessee - Memphis is located on the southwest corner of Tennessee within Shelby County, the core county of the Memphis metropolitan statistical area. The Memphis MSA also includes Crittenden County in Arkansas; Benton, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica counties in Mississippi; plus Fayette and Tipton counties in Tennessee.

retire in NorfolkNorfolk, Virginia - Nor-fok, or Naw-fok, no matter how you pronounce it, the experience will always be the same: fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored! With the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic ocean and countless rivers in our backyard, you are never far from the water; you can experience intense watersports, leisurely sails, or simply enjoy the view from your hotel room. Take a tour of the Elizabeth River harbor on a majestic tall ship, sip on some of the best wines around at Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s very first urban winery, or watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. If history is your thing, sign up for a boat or land tour of the world’s largest Naval Base, stop by the MacArthur Memorial, or walk the Cannonball Trail.

retire in Kennebec Valley AreaKennebec Valley Area, Maine - Maine’s capital city, an original 1628 Pilgrim settlement, embraces the powerful Kennebec River along with 22 other small cities and towns comprising the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce region. Augusta is both the capital city of the Pine Tree State and the service center of a Micropolitan with 75,000 residents and a workforce of 44,000 people.

retire in Central StatesCentral States, Kansas - Lindsborg is located in a part of the state which includes rolling hills and expanses of grass and farm land. From sunrise to sunset, the central part of Kansas is known for beautiful sky and hospitality. Located just to the south of Coronado Heights, the southernmost of seven natural Dakota sandstone bluffs, Lindsborg is known for their Swedish heritage and is a favorite stop for tourists.

retire in SedaliaSedalia, Missouri - Sedalia is centrally located in Missouri with easy access to anywhere in the state. Major highways 50 and 65 intersect in our city, and are only 18 miles from Interstate 70. We are 20 minutes east of Whiteman Air Force Base, or only 30 minutes North of the tranquility of the Truman Lake area.

retire in Kingston, Kitsap CountyKingston, Kitsap County, Washington - Kingston is a waterside community, reachable by ferry or car, with a local golf course, hiking, walking and bicycling trails, parks and beach access. Our county is home to several naval bases and home to several aircraft carriers, submarines and support ships.

retire in Twin City, Emanuel CountyTwin City, Emanuel County, Georgia - Twin City is a charming, historic community in Eastern Emanuel County that is just beginning to realize its potential as a heritage tourism destination. It is also home to George L. Smith State Park where recreational opportunities abound. Several restaurants in town offer classic, home-made, country cooking and Lew's Barbeque, famous in the region, is known as one of Georgia's 100 Best.

retire in Southern Midcoast MaineSouthern Midcoast Maine, Maine - Southern Midcoast Maine has miles of pristine coastline, sandy beaches, ocean vistas, historic lighthouses and fresh lobster. Vibrant downtowns provide endless choices for shopping, dining, lodging, recreation and entertainment. The region offers the ideal environment to create the lifestyle you want...at any phase of your life.

retire in PullmanPullman, Washington - The largest city in Whitman County is Pullman which is home to Washington State University, the National Lentil Festival, local craftsmen, fine cuisine, fun shopping and friendly folk. The surrounding area is known as the Palouse region of Southeast Washington where rich farmland, rolling hills, rural communities and hidden treasures are found all along the way.

retire in AspenAspen, Colorado - Aspen is one of Colorado's favorite year-round resort areas. One will not be at a loss for activities ranging from recreation to the arts to culinary delights. Aspen sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Roaring Fork River, a superb trout stream, running through town.

retire in Nogales, Arizona - Santa Cruz CountyNogales, Arizona - Santa Cruz County, Arizona - Santa Cruz County is located the southernmost central part of Arizona, bordering Mexico and serving as the gateway to North America's most important port of entry, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

retire in Village of Glen EllynVillage of Glen Ellyn, Illinois - Lovely Village of Glen Ellyn in the heart of Dupage County Chicago Suburban Living with a Small Town Feel! Beautiful Downtown Shopping District and Roosevelt Rd corridor provides the shopping and resources needed for residents. Businesses thrive in a vibrant, prosperous community.

retire in Panhandle of TexasPanhandle of Texas, Texas - Rural community with 13,500 population for Borger in the heart of the Panhandle of Texas. A community of agriculture and industry form our workforce. The Greater Borger area features hunting, fishing, and boating at Lake Meredith and the Alibates National Park area. Frank Phillips College provides academic and workforce training in our area.

retire in East BayEast Bay, California - The City of San Ramon is considered to be one of the most desirable living areas in the Bay Area. San Ramon has 56 parks, which includes 17 school parks; four community centers, two aquatic centers, two libraries, two police stations, four fire stations, eleven elementary schools, two high schools, and a community college.

retire in Santa Clarita ValleySanta Clarita Valley, California - Located in north Los Angeles County , Santa Clarita offers the ideal California experience. Santa Clarita also boasts abundant sunshine, a unique blend of upscale sophistication and small town charm, historic elements. These characteristics and more make Santa Clarita a must see destination when visiting Southern California.

retire in Greater New Orleans RegionGreater New Orleans Region, Louisiana - Each of the 10 parishes (counties) within the Greater New Orleans region include Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.

retire in DerbyDerby, Kansas - In the early spring of 1869, the Alexander Garrett family brought their covered wagon to a stop on the bank of Spring CDerby Kansas Main Street Looking North, early 1900sreek after a long journey from Ohio. They took out a claim and later built a sod house, and that’s where the city known today as Derby began.

retire in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel - the KennebunksKennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel - the Kennebunks, Maine - http://gokennebunks.com/pages/visiting/experience-the-kennebunks-guide Though Kennebunkport is frequently on the news as the the home of George H.W. Bush, New Englanders have enjoyed this quiet coastal Maine community - made up of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel - for years.

retire in Duncan, Oklahoma in Great Plains Country of Southwest OklahomaDuncan, Oklahoma in Great Plains Country of Southwest Oklahoma, Oklahoma - The spirit that turned cowboys into legends, cattlemen into men of fortune and oilmen into giants lives on in Duncan, Oklahoma. Originally a small trading post at the intersection of the Chisholm Trail cattle road and the military passage between Ft. Arbuckle and Ft.

retire in Sedona and the Verde ValleySedona and the Verde Valley, Arizona - The greater Sedona area houses about 20,000 people spread over three communities, all surrounded by public land so growth is limited and the environment highly protected.

retire in Snohomish County-Puget Sound areaSnohomish County-Puget Sound area, Washington - •Washington has no state income tax, so your retirement job paycheck and any other income will go further. •The cost of living may be higher than the national average, but it's a lot cheaper than California or East Coast cities like New York, Boston, or Washington, D.C. •The climate is mild, so you don't have to spend money on air conditioning in the summer, or shovel snow in the winter.

retire in DanvilleDanville, Kentucky - Danville is a small southern town rich in history and charm, located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky. Though small in size, our community is close-knit and vibrant, with a colorful historic downtown district replete with locally owned shops, restaurants and businesses.

retire in MissoulaMissoula, Montana - Some might dub Missoula as unique, cool or hip. Others will experience it as serene, welcoming and replete with natural beauty. You might spend time here and see it as vibrant, active and pulsating with places to go and things to do. The beauty of Missoula is that it is all these things and more.

retire in El Paso RegionEl Paso Region, Texas - El Paso’s unspoiled natural beauty is a rarity in today’s fast-paced world. During the day, our mountains take on shades of purple, vibrant orange and pale green under a sun that shines over 305 days a year. Wide-open vistas, big skies and beautiful desert weather are the norm, and almost every day ends with a breathtaking sunset.

retire in Southern California Desert RegionSouthern California Desert Region, California - With a hometown atmosphere and an ideal location in Southern California's high desert about 35 minutes northeast of Palm Springs on Highway 62, Yucca Valley residents enjoy a climate and quality of life that is nearly impossible to match.

retire in MonroeMonroe, Georgia - There are few cities that offer as much small town beauty, entertainment, and diversity as Monroe, Georgia. Nestled in the Alcovy River basin between the urban sprawl of Atlanta and classic Athens, Monroe offers the best of both worlds. Our rich history draws visitors to Monroe; our small town atmosphere, engaging cultural life, and high tech capabilities entice them to stay.

retire in Lafayette, Cajun CountryLafayette, Cajun Country, Louisiana - Lafayette, the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country, lies at the crossroads of I-10 and I-49 only two hours from New Orleans.

retire in CazenoviaCazenovia, New York - Cazenovia is a small Village of 2,835 people, 943 occupied housing units and 622 businesses. We are a picturesque community with an Historic Downtown Shopping area set next to Cazenovia Lake. We have many parks including Lakeland Park with a sandy beach for wading and swimming. Lakeland also has a bandstand with free summer concerts.

retire in BendBend, Oregon - Bend is one of the best kept secrets in Oregon. This high desert community has a little something for everyone from recreational opportunities to arts and culture. It’s a great place to live, play, and above all relax! The weather in Bend makes it a retirees paradise! Many people characterize Bend’s climate as filled with moderate days and cool nights.

retire in Anderson CountyAnderson County, South Carolina - Anderson County lies just along I-85 in the northwestern portion of upstate South Carolina, equidistant to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. The area, with one of the lowest costs of living in the United States, is a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist center. With more than 15 universities and colleges within 50 miles of Anderson there are many great higher education options for students.

retire in Meridian-Treasure ValleyMeridian-Treasure Valley, Idaho - Meridian is in the heart of Idaho's Treasure Valley. We have a growing economy in a beautiful place to live, work and play. The climate is fairly mild, with four distinct seasons, allowing residents to enjoy year-around outdoor activities.

retire in Wild West Country in Southwest Kansas, the area surrounding Dodge CityWild West Country in Southwest Kansas, the area surrounding Dodge City, Kansas - What we call Wild West Country is one of the Midwest’s hidden treasures. We are 22 counties in Southwest Kansas, with wide-open spaces, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and diverse, sometimes rugged, landscapes.

retire in Permian Basin - Odessa Texas Certified Retirement CommunityPermian Basin - Odessa Texas Certified Retirement Community, Texas - The city of Odessa, 38 square miles in area, is the county seat of Ector County. Odessa is located in the heart of the Permian Basin area of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. The Permian Basin is a large oil and natural gas producing area, so named because of thick deposits from the Permian geologic period found in the area. In West Texas, the sky is limitless.

retire in Healdsburg  - Sonoma County Wine CountryHealdsburg - Sonoma County Wine Country, California - Healdsburg - Sonoma County, CA is a wine country town of 11,000 +/- people deep agricultural roots and small town values. Main industries, grape growing, wine making and tourism. Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California's finest regional wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley.

retire in NewberryNewberry, South Carolina - We are a diverse community. Several large poultry and cattle farms, along with small and large industrys. We also offer a technical school as well as Newberry College. A wonderfully mild climate coupled with two lakes within a few minutes from our city, enable our citizen many sporting opportunities.

retire in Yolo CountyYolo County, California - Yolo County is tucked-away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart.

retire in BowieBowie, Maryland - Located 15 minutes from beautiful Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Located 30 minutes from Washington D.C. Located 40 minutes from downtown Baltimore. This is a sightseers paradise.

retire in Simpsonville AreaSimpsonville Area, South Carolina - Simpsonville is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,244 at the 2010 census, and estimated at 19,056 in 2012.

retire in Paris & Henry CountyParis & Henry County, Tennessee - When folks who have found Paris and Henry County tell their friends about us, one word come into the conversation - "Charmed." We couldn't agree more. Rich in history and Southern culture, our community is just the right size to know your neighbors yet large enough for retired individuals to maintain an active lifestyle. It's truly a charmed existence.

retire in EdmondsEdmonds, Washington - General Information The Community Edmonds, a vibrant city located just 15 miles north of Seattle and 18 miles south of Everett, is easy to reach by Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter rail, Community Transit buses, Washington State Ferries, automobiles and bicycles.

retire in Harrisburg - Poinsett County - Northeast ArkansasHarrisburg - Poinsett County - Northeast Arkansas, Arkansas - Harrisburg/Poinsett County is located in Northeast Arkansas and Harrisburg is the county seat. The County has a rich history and several local spots are listed on the National Registery of Historic Places. Harrisburg is located in the center of Poinsett County situated on the western slopes of beautiful Crowley's Ridge. We also have some of the best and richest farmland in the state of Arkansas.

retire in Winston CountyWinston County, Mississippi - We are centrally located in the rolling hills of Mississippi,just an hour from Jackson the state capital,two hours from Memphis Tennessee,three hours from Mobile,Alabama or New Orleans,Louisiana. We are also thirty minutes from Starkville, Mississippi with SEC sports.Our community boast a healthy and beautiful downtown with unique shops and fine dinning.

retire in Weakley CountyWeakley County, Tennessee - Weakley County offers retirees the advantage and amenities of a college town, beautiful historic homes, southern hospitality, safe neighborhoods with low crime and equally low tax rates. The friendly atmosphere is encompassed with peaceful country surroundings, a natural scenic State Park, walking trails ,local dinning, libraries, seven annual festivals, additional seasonal and cultural events.

retire in ElginElgin, Texas - The City of Elgin was created by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872 and named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner, following the practice of naming new railroad towns after officers of the company. The original plat placed the train depot in the center of a one-square mile area.

retire in Columbia BasinColumbia Basin, Washington - Soap Lake is a small community built along the shores of a mineral lake (also named Soap Lake) in the high desert area of central Washington. According to the 2010 census, we have 1514 residents, give or take a few. Incorporated in 1919, the town has a long history as a healing community.

retire in QuincyQuincy, California - Quincy is a great place to retire because of it's beauty and slow pace. With only 2 stop lights, traffic is not an issue. Being a small town of 5500 their is a strong sense of community.

retire in KnoxvilleKnoxville, Tennessee - Full of history and culture, Knoxville’s Appalachian roots are obvious from the music you can hear at one of our historic theaters or the scenery you’ll enjoy floating along the Tennessee River on one of more than five major lake ways in the region. If you prefer dry land, a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just 30 miles from downtown Knoxville.

retire in La CrosseLa Crosse, Wisconsin - We are the largest city in what is called the Driftless Region -- i.e. the place the glaciers skipped. Located along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, our beautiful, almost mountainous bluffs roll for miles around the river, having been formed by water, not the scraping glacier years ago that formed the rest of the tri-state area.

retire in Greeley and Weld CountyGreeley and Weld County, Colorado - Located on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Greeley is the county seat of Weld County and is a city of just over 100,000 people. The city is less than an hour away from the Rocky Mountains, and panoramic views of the mountains can be seen from high points throughout the city. Much of Weld County is agricultural with irrigated farmland, prairie grasslands, and livestock operations.

retire in TopekaTopeka, Kansas - Topeka – the capital of Kansas – is situated in Shawnee County, in the northeast quadrant of a state located in the center of the United States. Topeka offers four seasons, beautiful rolling hills, friendly people anda willing workforce. Spring often arrives in early March. Summers pass with only a few 100-degree days.

retire in TacomaTacoma, Washington - Tacoma Washington is a true hidden gem. It has a rich history and quite the comeback story. There are fun, fresh, new restaurants popping up constantly, but also the common staples we all crave from time to time. Whether you enjoy kayaking, beach combing, or taking a leisurely stroll Tacoma will fit your needs.

retire in Wenatchee ValleyWenatchee Valley, Washington - The Wenatchee Valley encompasses an area that includes arid desert landscapes, the contrast between manicured parks and natural beaches along the Columbia River, the alpine wilderness of the Cascade Range in North Central Washington.

retire in PrescottPrescott, Arizona - Prescott is a city of 41,000, total metro area of approximately 120,000. Considered rural by some, but has multiple colleges and most aspects of urban living; 90 minutes north of Phoenix.

retire in Roaring Fork ValleyRoaring Fork Valley, Colorado - The lower Roaring Fork Valley is so-named because of the Roaring Fork River, which runs through the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and El Jebel. Aspen, CO is our famous neighbor at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley.

retire in Coeur d'AleneCoeur d'Alene, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene area is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers of the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d'Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d'Alene itself.

retire in Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood AreaPulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Area, Missouri - Pulaski County Missouri encompasses; Fort Leonard Wood, the premier training facility for the United States Army. Training of Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. Home to the Engineers, Military Police and Chemical Corp. The county seat is Waynesville with surrounding cities; Saint Robert, Crocker, Dixon, Richland, Laquey and Swedeborg.

retire in Lake NormanLake Norman, North Carolina - Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. These unique towns present a wide array of leisure amenities for visitors and guests including upscale shopping, year-round golfing, NASCAR, fishing and other water activities.

retire in Utah ValleyUtah Valley, Utah - The Utah Valley is home to a diverse business community. Although there are many big name businesses, there are a huge number of entrepreneurs and small businesses. One of the most popular cities in Utah County is Provo, home of the Cougars. Many graduates find the enterprising atmosphere very agreeable and choose to stay in ever increasing numbers.

retire in East Contra Costa CountyEast Contra Costa County, California - Antioch is one of the oldest Cities in our county, established in the 1850s.

retire in Grand JunctionGrand Junction, Colorado - About Grand Junction (www.visitgrandjunction.com) Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking.

retire in Central Kentucky Bluegrass RegionCentral Kentucky Bluegrass Region, Kentucky - Mercer County in Central Kentucky is the first settlement west of the Alleghenies and rich in history, culture with an outstanding southern feel. Founded in 1786, Mercer County was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Hugh Mercer, a close friends of George Washington, who died as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Princeton.

retire in Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau, Missouri - When you’re ready to go where the livin’ is easy, come to Cape Girardeau. Few cities manage to combine surprisingly low-priced living with extraordinarily high quality of life. The average three-bedroom home runs $130,000; taxes and unemployment rates are also lower than the national average, while per capita spending on the arts is nearly double that of most cities.

retire in Silver City, Grant County (Southwest NM)Silver City, Grant County (Southwest NM), New Mexico - Southwest New Mexico has an undeiable personality from its ruggedly beautiful landscape, echoes of vanished cultures and a continuing, complex human heritage. The region's deep Hispanic and Native American roots are reflected in the distinctive foods, architecture, familty ties and community celebrations. The valley where Silver City is located was known as San Vicente in the early 18th century.

retire in Columbia River GorgeColumbia River Gorge, Oregon - Built in the rain shadow of Mt. Hood, The Dalles is a sunny destination offering outdoor recreation of every kind: cycling, hiking, fishing, rafting, camping, and much more. Located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is surrounded by forests, orchards, high desert and, of course, the mighty Columbia River. It is an area rich in history and resources.

retire in Rapid City and Black Hills areaRapid City and Black Hills area, South Dakota - We are proud of our home-town hospitality, our western heritage and encourage you to find out for yourself what a great place this is to retire. Out of a campfire conversation in 1876 by a group of discouraged prospectors, the city of Rapid City was born.

retire in AustinAustin, Texas - Austin is the capital of Texas, home of the University of Texas at Austin® and gateway to the beautiful Hill Country. As the Live Music Capital of the World®, the city has a soundtrack all its own. Live music venues flourish with rock, indie, pop and Tejano. World-class restaurants with legendary barbeque and farm-to-table cuisine whet your appetite.

retire in Pearce/Sunsites AreaPearce/Sunsites Area, Arizona - The Pearce/Sunsites area is and has been a Retirement location since the 70's. Cochise County is the Old West's History capital of the world. From Doc and Wyatt, to Cochise and Geronimo, to Fort Bowie to Fort Huachucua, the old west comes alive. Sunsites is located about 40 miles from Tombstone.

retire in Carroll CountyCarroll County, Georgia - Located an hour from Atlanta, we have the big city life when we want it including entertainment, sports, travel, and more. But right here in Carroll County, it is possible to be born, grow up, go to school, get a PHD, get a good job, raise a family, enjoy many cultural and recreational activities, and never even leave Carroll County. And many people don’t leave.

retire in Metro AtlantaMetro Atlanta, Georgia - Metro Atlanta is a premier destination for business professionals, families and retirees. The area is home to 5.6 million people and more than 150,000 businesses. Metro Atlanta’s diverse economy, global access, abundant talent, low costs of business and living, and vibrant quality of life are reasons to choose metro Atlanta.

retire in Franklin CountyFranklin County, Indiana - Franklin County is a small farming community with lots of recreation and amenities. Close to Indianapolis and Cincinnati. We have the beautiful Brookville Lake, Pre Civil War Historical Town of Metamora and the German Catholic town of Oldenburg.

retire in Wilson, North CarolinaWilson, North Carolina, North Carolina - Wilson, North Carolina has a population base of 80,000 full of southern charm, wonderful attractions, a diverse economy, historic downtown with rich historic efforts and preservation.

retire in Kane Alleghany National Forest areaKane Alleghany National Forest area, Pennsylvania - Kane is a borough in Mckean County,94 miles by south of Erie Pennsylvania. It is the home of the Kane Area School district, known as the Kane Wolves Kane is commended for its little or no crime and its friendly citizens. Kane is nestled in the Alleghany National Forest.,known for its streams, fishing and hunting, paths and trails.

retire in Shenandoah CountyShenandoah County, Virginia - Shenandoah County is home to six historic towns all located like a string of pearls along U.S. Route 11, a scenic Virginia Byway. It offers hospitality, beautiful Mountain views, and the best of Main Street America. You'll find unique shops and diverse dining options in Strasburg, Toms Brook, Woodstock, Edinburg, Mount Jackson and New Market.

retire in SacramentoSacramento, California - Orangevale is the only Town in Sacramento County with plenty of History. Orangevale is made up of primarily residential areas and local mom and pop shops. Orangevale is a great place for retirement if you are looking for country in the city! Orangevale has great schools and plenty of diverse places to worship. Nestled in between four cities, Orangevale has a profound township of pride.

retire in Sonoma Valley Wine CountrySonoma Valley Wine Country, California - Sonoma Valley, in California's famous wine country, is the perfect place to retire. With 17 miles of rolling hills, vineyards, quaint shops, spas and countless parks, Sonoma Valley offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of life.

retire in Phillips CountyPhillips County, Colorado - The county seat of Phillips County, Holyoke sits on the golden plains of northeastern Colorado. Three major highways run through the community ­ Hwy. 385, 6 and 23. This allows for easy access into the friendly community that eagerly awaits your visit. Holyoke is truly a community of "Pride & Progress".

retire in Meriwether CountyMeriwether County, Georgia - Beautiful, rural countryside with lots of rolling hills and farmland. Seven small communities make up the county, each with its own distinctive characteristics and history.

retire in LansingLansing, Kansas - Our city has a small town atmosphere, yet it is near larger destination cities.

retire in ManhattanManhattan, Kansas - Manhattan KS is a very vibrant college town, home to Kansas State University. Huge number of accolades in recent years, to include # 1 Small Community (under 245,000 pop.) for Business and Careers in 2011.

retire in Acadia's QuietsideAcadia's Quietside, Maine - Mount Desert Island is roughly circular with a fjord, Somes Sound, through its center that nearly cuts it in two. Acadia National Park covers just over half of MDI, about a third of the park is west of the Sound. Tremont and Southwest Harbor are the principal towns on the west side of MDI.

retire in ScarboroughScarborough, Maine - Scarborough is Maine’s 10th largest municipality and one of the fastest growing areas in Maine, and the Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support this growth. Part of the dynamic Greater Portland metro area, the Town of Scarborough is known for its quality of place to live, work, do business, vacation and play with a robust but tranquil lifestyle.

retire in Delta CountyDelta County, Michigan - Delta County is located along the Bays de Noc, with 211 miles of Freshwater shoreline. With a population of approx. 30,000, Delta County includes cities Escanaba, Gladstone, Rapid River, Bark River, Nahma, and Garden. Escanaba's amenities include shopping, dining, and community programs.

retire in Northeastern Minnesota or the Arrowhead RegionNortheastern Minnesota or the Arrowhead Region, Minnesota - Ely is a major dropping off point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We're all about the outdoors, but we also have unique shopping and attractions like no other. The International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center are just a couple of the reasons why people come to Ely. We also have the Dorothy Molter Museum - honoring the life of the 'Rootbeer Lady' of Knife Lake.

retire in FayettevilleFayetteville, North Carolina - The population of the Fayetteville area, which includes Fort Bragg and Pope Field, is just over 300,000. Fayetteville, with over 203,000 residents, is Cumberland County's county seat and its largest municipality. Fayetteville is the 6th largest city and the 5th largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. It is among the fastest-growing areas in the state.

retire in Moore CountyMoore County, North Carolina - While it’s impossible to accurately rank all of Moore County’s incredible assets, its location has to be near the top of the list. Located on the eastern seaboard, halfway between New York and Miami, Moore County sits just south of one the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States—Raleigh-Durham, NC.

retire in Winston-Salem RegionWinston-Salem Region, North Carolina - We are in the foothills of NC. We have a historic area and a city area and a countryside area in our community. We are called the Triad area of North Carolina. We are between the mountains of Asheville (about 3 hours away and the beach which is about 4 hours away from us). We have lots of retirement communities scattered throughout different parts of the Triad area.

retire in Central New HampshireCentral New Hampshire, New Hampshire - An exciting place to live and visit, the regional area of Plymouth is centrally located in the middle of the state and serves as the hub to both the Newfound & Squam Lakes Region, Pemigewasset & Baker River Valley and the Waterville Valley White Mountains area of New Hampshire.

retire in Las Cruces / Dona Ana CountyLas Cruces / Dona Ana County, New Mexico - The Las Cruces / Dona Ana county region can best be described as a high desert area that sees approximately 350 days of sunshine each year. Sitting at approximately 4,500 elevation, the area experiences a temparent climate that is perfect for many outdoor activites from golf to hiking to bicycle riding. Located next to the Organ Mountains, hiking for all levels is easily accessible.

retire in Newport CountyNewport County, Rhode Island - Spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown and welcoming hospitality await you in Newport County and Bristol, Rhode Island.

retire in City of GermantownCity of Germantown, Tennessee - Established in 1841, Germantown is in southeast Shelby County between Memphis and Collierville. Serving a population of just over 40,000. the City of Germantown has one defining goal: Excellence; every day. It is embedded in every dimension of city governance, guiding staff toward optimum performance in its pursuit of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

retire in McNairy CountyMcNairy County, Tennessee - McNairy County is a rural county that boasts a wide variety of historical, cultural and tourist interests. Unique foods, diverse and traditional music offerings, as well as an emerging arts community. McNairy County is beautiful, relaxing and peaceful in all seasons. Whether a family is looking to relocate or retire, McNairy County is a wonderful place to call home.

retire in Tennessee OverhillTennessee Overhill, Tennessee - The Tennessee Overhill, named in honor of the Overhill Cherokee settlements that once sat alongside the rivers that wind through this region. The land here is diverse. The high country offers rugged mountains, shady forest coves and mysterious mountaintop balds. Small towns and farms dot the foothills and river valleys. You won't find high rises here.

retire in MissionMission, Texas - Located right in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, about 250 miles south of San Antonio, lies a tight knit community of friends, family and children. In the winter, we happily embrace the thousands of Winter Texans that call Mission their temporary home. With warm winters and warm people, why wouldn’t they? Mission has a little bit of everything for everyone.

retire in PlanoPlano, Texas - Conveniently located about 30 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport, and downtown Dallas, Plano is among the safest, easiest, cleanest, family-friendly and most economical cities in Texas, if not in the United States.

retire in Park CityPark City, Utah - Park City is a year round resort community with two world class ski resorts within 5 miles of one another. More than 100 restaurants and bars, and shopping in a historic downtown as well as a large outlet center. Over 400 miles of hiking and biking trails are connected throughout town.

retire in SpokaneSpokane, Washington - Spokane is the second-largest city in Washington and the hub of the Intermountain Northwest. From its historic origins as home to Native American tribes, Spokane has grown into the busy city and beautiful scenery that it is today. Spokane offers all the attractions and outdoor activities that anyone could desire when they want to be "Near nature. Near perfect.

retire in MadisonMadison, Georgia - A magical southern city just an hour east of Atlanta, Madison is the town Sherman refused to burn on his infamous March to the Sea. Its National Register Historic District is one of the state’s largest collection of 19th century architecture, earning it a place on Budget Travel’s 2012 “16 Most Picturesque Villages in the World” and Travel Holiday’s 2001 “#1 Small Town in America.

retire in Effingham CountyEffingham County, Illinois - The county of Effingham population is estimated at 34,000 per www.census.gov. The city of Effingham has a population of 12,400.

retire in OwensboroOwensboro, Kentucky - Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, a hidden gem nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. People who visit Owensboro are doing it on purpose – and we make it worth the trip! From Owensboro’s signature barbecued mutton and burgoo to our ties to the roots of bluegrass music, Owensboro is the culinary and cultural hub of western Kentucky.

retire in Petoskey AreaPetoskey Area, Michigan - The communities of Petoskey, Bay View, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Boyne City are small lakeside communities best known as multi-generational summer cottage communities for some of the Midwest's wealthiest families of the late 19th century.

retire in Midwest Kansas CityMidwest Kansas City, Missouri - Excelsior Spring, is a community of 11,000, and is ten minutes from Kansas City, thirty from downtown KC. Most workers commute by car to KC. We are a city known for our mineral water and rich history.

retire in Chester CountyChester County, Tennessee - Chester County, TN is conveniently located in the central, southwest area of the state and is situated about 85 miles northeast of Memphis, 135 miles southwest of Nashville, and is located just 15 miles south of Jackson, TN. Henderson is the County Seat of Chester County and is also the home of Freed-Hardeman University.

retire in LampasasLampasas, Texas - Historic Lampasas is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, centrally positioned between several major cities that are popular destinations for people to visit.

retire in RhinelanderRhinelander, Wisconsin - Rhinelander is home to approximately 8,000 residents. The community possesses a strong commercial and industrial base and serves as the economic hub for northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, servicing a regional population of approximately 200,000. During the peak summer vacation months, that population increases to nearly 750,000.

retire in ThermopolisThermopolis, Wyoming - There are many advantages to choosing Hot Springs County and Thermopolis: climate, economic assistance, the lowest tax rats in the state known for its low taxes, quality of life, outstanding schools and medical facilities, and an educated work force known for work ethic.

retire in KingmanKingman, Arizona - The Kingman Area is a small community made up of the City of Kingman (pop. 29,000) and surrounding unincorporated areas. The area is mostly rural with a commercial hub in the city.

retire in Lake Havasu areaLake Havasu area, Arizona - Lake Havasu City is an oasis in the Mohave Desert and the American home of the London Bridge. The lake itself was formed by the construction of Parker Dam in the mid-1930's. The city was founded by Robert McCulloch who bought the London Bridge from the City of London, shipped it across the ocean block by block and reconstructed the antique, giving Lake Havasu City a lifetime brand.

retire in MilfordMilford, Delaware - Welcome to the City of Milford, the heart of Kent and Sussex Counties, in the First State. The fastest growing city in Delaware, Milford thrives on entrepreneurial spirit and growth in all aspects of life including commerce, culture and community.

retire in Savannah, GASavannah, GA, Georgia - Established in 1733, Savannah is chic and sophisticated with plenty of stories to tell. Known for its rich history, natural beauty, eclectic architecture and romantic ambiance, Savannah tells the tale of past generations with an added modern punch of high-style boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

retire in AnkenyAnkeny, Iowa - Located near the I-35 and I- 80 intersection, Ankeny is located just North of the Des Moines metro area. We are close to Saylorville Lake. Ankeny has its own Airport.

retire in Mt. SterlingMt. Sterling, Kentucky - Mt. Sterling downtown is full of beautifully restored buildings, churches, and homes. It's a small rural community with big city amenities and only 29 miles east of Lexington, KY on Interstate 64.

retire in Washington ParishWashington Parish, Louisiana - Washington Parish is one of the most scenic rural parishes in Louisiana. Enjoy rolling hills, piney woods, farms and small towns. Come fish, hunt, canoe, tube and drive the parish’s back roads. Fun, food, festivals and the largest Free Fair are just some of the offerings in Washington Parish’s corner of the state, the toe of the boot.

retire in Straits of MackinacStraits of Mackinac, Michigan - Welcome to St. Ignace and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. From the rustic charm of Mackinac Island to the wild, scenic beauty of the Les Cheneaux archipelago and its picturesque villages of Cedarville and Hessel, to the power and majesty of the Tahquamanon Falls near Newberry, the area has something for everyone. Watch Great Lakes freighters enter the canal and lock system at Sault Ste.

retire in Bemidji, First City on the MississippiBemidji, First City on the Mississippi, Minnesota - Bemidji, the First City on the Mississippi, is a historically charming, progressive northwoods city. Soon after its birth at Itasca State Park, the world’s fourth longest river- the Mississippi, travels north to Bemidji. After crossing through Lake Bemidji, it turns south on its 2,552- mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico.

retire in Cass LakeCass Lake, Minnesota - Cass Lake is where pristine lakes, abundant forests and a natural habitat are waiting to provide visitors with a multitude of activities encompassing all four of Minnesota's seasons.

retire in Billings and southeast MontanaBillings and southeast Montana, Montana - Ask residents about what they love about the city of Billings and you’ll more than likely get a plethora of responses that in some way all relate to the goodness of the people in the community. Billings is Montana’s Trailhead.

retire in Glacier CountryGlacier Country, Montana - Seeley Lake is a wonderful small town placed in the valley between the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountain Wildernesses. The valley floor is home to many native species; whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, Black and Grizzly bears, coyote, fox, wolf, skunk, porcupines and more. Fishing for trout, pike, bass, kokanee and sunfish is plentiful.

retire in McDowell CountyMcDowell County, North Carolina - AREA: County - 442 sq. mi. Approx. 75% of land is forested, 67,000 acres of which is Pisgah National Forest lands. Lake James, the first lake on the Catawba River, was built in 1920’s and includes 150 miles of shoreline.

retire in Lake Texoma area/Southeast OklahomaLake Texoma area/Southeast Oklahoma, Oklahoma - Marshall County may be the smallest county in Oklahoma, but it is filled with numerous attractions available year round for the whole family. Marshall County is conveniently located two hours from both Dallas/Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City; and 30 miles from both Durant, OK to the east and Ardmore, OK to the west.

retire in McCurtain CountyMcCurtain County, Oklahoma - McCurtain County Tourism Authority is located in Southeastern Oklahoma. It is home of Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Red Slough Wetlands, and the Ouachita National Forest. WELCOME TO MCCURTAIN COUNTY OKLAHOMA Find Out Whats Around the Beavers Bend? The Ouachita National Forest wraps the Beavers Bend area in a thick blanket of color.

retire in NortheastNortheast, Oklahoma - Ottawa County, Oklahoma is in the far northeast corner of the state. The region is considered "green country" with beautiful scenery and agriculture. Miami is the hub of the region, and the famous Rt. 66 also serves as Miami's Main Street. The historic downtown district is home to quaint shops, restaurants and the Coleman Theatre Beautiful.

retire in WoodburnWoodburn, Oregon - Woodburn is located half-way between Portland Oregon and Salem Oregon, with a population of approximately 25,000 people. Demographics include a large senior residential area, a sizable Hispanic population that includes many cultural aminities. We have a large presence of agricultural services.

retire in San MarcosSan Marcos, Texas - Conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio.

retire in Benson, AZ Cochise CountyBenson, AZ Cochise County, Arizona - Benson itself is a town of approximately 5000 people. Surrounding communities that rely on Benson are St. David, Pomerene, J-6/Mescal, and Willow Lakes. Including the surrounding communities, the population goes up to around 10,000. There is a new development/community that is in the process of being planned, with ground breaking scheduled in 2016.

retire in LodiLodi, California - We are a small city of about 65,000 people in the Central Valley of California. A very agricultural area for sure, we are the largest most prolific grape growing region in the state and grow more winegrapes than Napa and Sonoma combined.

retire in Yosemite AreaYosemite Area, California - WE LIKE IT HERE! Residents of Eastern Madera County are among the fortunate Americans who have found that life still can be lived on a human scale. One glance at the snow-capped Sierras, the pines, poppies, deer, foxes and beavers who share our lives tells you all you need to know about our quality of life.

retire in Northwest Georgia- Whitfield CountyNorthwest Georgia- Whitfield County, Georgia - Northwest Georgia is a beautiful region full of beautiful landscapes. The tourist region is The Historic High Country, with tremendous amounts of fascinating historical areas from The Civil War, railways, and home of the Carpet Capital of the World.

retire in French Lick West BadenFrench Lick West Baden, Indiana - Surrounded by Hoosier National Forest and rich history, off the beaten path ... but conveniently located 2 hours south of Indianapolis and 1 hour west of Louisville.

retire in Kansas CityKansas City, Kansas - While many cities are known for their expanding skylines, action-packed nightlife, and bustling communities, Kansas City, Kansas has all of that incorporated into a small, diverse, and family oriented community. It has some of the big city amenities with a small town down-home appeal.

retire in Southwest Kansas, Ford County, Dodge CitySouthwest Kansas, Ford County, Dodge City, Kansas - Dodge City is a western town with strong historic roots. Known as the Cowboy Capital and the Queen of the cowtowns. When you make your "get away" to Dodge City, you'll find everything you need to ensure a memorable time.

retire in Ascension ParishAscension Parish, Louisiana - Lying on both banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Ascension Parish is your stopping place between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. We offer a gumbo of all the cultures unique to South Louisiana French, Acadian, Italian, Spanish, German, African-American, English, and more.

retire in Lake Mille Lacs area in Central MinnesotaLake Mille Lacs area in Central Minnesota, Minnesota - The Lake Mille Lacs area is located just 90 miles north of the Twin Cities. Four small cities surround the lake as well as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe community. There are many recreational activities including fishing, boating, sailing, golfing, state & city parks, casino and much more.

retire in Southwest MissouriSouthwest Missouri, Missouri - Carthage, Missouri, is a unique crossroad of architecture, history, art and inspiration Established in 1842 then burned to the ground during the Civil War, the town was reconstructed during the Victorian era. Along with the tri-state mining boom of the late 1800s and early years of the 20th century, a diverse and robust economic profile was created for Carthage.

retire in Knightdale, Eastern Wake CountyKnightdale, Eastern Wake County, North Carolina - Knightdale is a great place for new beginnings. Our research for a comprehensive branding campaign that included input from hundreds of engaged Knightdale residents. Knightdale has a lot going for it: *We're one of the fastest-growing communities in the Triangle metro region. *Our median age (30.8) is the youngest in Wake County.

retire in MonadnockMonadnock, New Hampshire - The Monadnock region is a vibrant corner of the state of New Hampshire where the arts, education, and a rich sense of history permeate every small town. Franklin Pierce University is situated in Rindge, overlooking Pearly Pond, with Mount Monadnock in stunning view.

retire in Amargosa Valley, BeattyAmargosa Valley, Beatty, Nevada - Beatty is a very rural, small town of about 1000 residents. A step back in time with wild burros, alot of quiet, old west. We are known as the gateway to Death Valley National Park.

retire in Southeastern OklahomaSoutheastern Oklahoma, Oklahoma - Eufaula, Oklahoma is a lake community located in the central part of the lake which is the largest lake in Oklahoma covering over 800 miles of shoreline. Eufaula is a small community of less than 3000 people but with lots of things to do. It is a center of fishing, boating and other water sports, as well as in town activities.

retire in RoseburgRoseburg, Oregon - Roseburg is the heart of the scenic recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua. Here you will find authentic outdoor adventures and experiences bordered by picturesque rivers, lush valleys and one of Oregon’s premier wine regions. Located in the center of it all, Roseburg is the perfect destination to combine all your favorite activities and adventures while discovering new ones.

retire in Southern Middle Tennessee/ Tennessee ValleySouthern Middle Tennessee/ Tennessee Valley, Tennessee - Quiet with a multitude of natural resources providing outdoor recreation for all ages, especially the young retireee. Enjoy boating and fishing on the Tennessee River in our city of Clifton, hiking, bird-watching, RV-ing, campinig and nature walks along the Natches Trace National Pkwy in our city of Collingwood.

retire in Sparta, White County in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle TennesseeSparta, White County in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, Tennessee - Sparta is a great place to retire. Watch our video on "retiring to Sparta" and you'll see why. Quaint, small towns dot the landscape between wide scenic vistas of rural America, with rolling hills and flowing rivers in Sparta, White County, Tennessee.

retire in Prairie and LakesPrairie and Lakes, Texas - Whether you're here for a weekend escape or looking to relocate for good, you've come to right place. Our city pays homage to our heritage through the careful preservation of our architecture, stories and legends. Granbury boasts more than 40 historic sites ranging from a 19th-century jailhouse to Comanche Peak, a sacred Native American site located a short drive from downtown.

retire in San AngeloSan Angelo, Texas - Discover a beautiful West Texas city that offers the perfect blend of West Texas charm, outdoor recreation, culture & arts, and just plain old fun.

retire in Kern River ValleyKern River Valley, California - The Kern River Valley is still California's best kept secret, as it represents one of the finest areas for recreation, relaxation and abounding beauty. It is nestled in the majestic Southern Sierra Nevada mountain range, just hours from the hub-bub of city living, and is waiting for you to enjoy all it has to offer.

retire in HolyokeHolyoke, Colorado - Rural North-Eastern Colorado.

retire in RifleRifle, Colorado - There are many reasons that Rifle is a great place to live. Rifle is striving to differentiate itself from countless other rural communities that have endured multiple boom-and-bust economic cycles.

retire in The Quiet Resorts, Lower Eastern Sussex CountyThe Quiet Resorts, Lower Eastern Sussex County, Delaware - While the Quiet Resorts is a fine vacation spot, it's an even better place to live and work because of the high-quality lifestyle and comparatively low cost of living. Its economy is a balanced blend of agriculture, manufacturing and commerce, recreation and tourism.

retire in North Central IdahoNorth Central Idaho, Idaho - North Central Idaho represents 5 counties; Idaho, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Latah, and Lewis Counties. 70% of the land in these 5 counties is publicly owned; 5.5 million federal acres and 441 thousand state acres which represent significant tourism and recreation opportunities. We have the two deepest river gorges in North America; the Snake River and Salmon River.

retire in Southeast LouisianaSoutheast Louisiana, Louisiana - Houma, Louisiana is just 55 miles from New Orleans and contains over 2500 sq. miles of mysterious swamps and vast wetlands. Houma offers unique attractions, affordable lodging and delicious dining that’s influenced by our Cajun culture and hospitality. Come experience all the exotic, the mysterious and flavorful excitement that’s found only in Houma Louisiana.

retire in Corinth and Alcorn CountyCorinth and Alcorn County, Mississippi - Whether raising a family or retiring to the "good life", Corinth is a great place to call home. It is a peaceful city with friendly people and a vigorous economy. Corinth's citizens are proud of their history and heritage, and the community spirit is unlike any other. Step within the doors of any of Corinth's 100 plus community churches, and you will meet smiling faces ready to welcome you.

retire in South AtlanticSouth Atlantic, North Carolina - Nestled among Apex, Cary and Fuquay-Varina, all towns experiencing growth from the heavily populated Raleigh and Research Triangle Park areas, Holly Springs is rapidly growing. The Town of less than 1,000 just two decades ago in 1990 has grown to more than 30,000.

retire in Saranac LakeSaranac Lake, New York - Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the Adirondacks. Saranac Lake is all about cool and there’s nothing cooler than the area’s scenery and surrounding mountain peaks. With miles of lakes, mountains, and trails - there're always cool options for experiencing our region.

retire in Nashville / Music CityNashville / Music City, Tennessee - Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities.

retire in BridgeportBridgeport, Texas - Charming Small-town feel with the friendly locals always offering a welcoming smile. Lively downtown filled with everything a person could want for.

retire in SandySandy, Utah - Region in full of people of all ages. All 4 seasons occur. 30 minutes from the nearest ski resort. 15 minutes from downtown SLC.

retire in YakimaYakima, Washington - 300 days of Sunshine, Washington Wine Country, Affordable

retire in Apostle IslandsApostle Islands, Wisconsin - This area is a group of small rural Wisconsin towns which border the Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior. Tourism is the primary industry, with a strong arts component.

retire in High SierraHigh Sierra, California - Welcome to a place with enough around-the-clock activities to keep you playing all day on the shore of the largest alpine lake in North America. It's clear water surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada. Jaw-dropping vistas, stately groves of pines, and gorgeous sunsets await. When it comes to wild life, we've got both kinds.

retire in San Joaquin CountySan Joaquin County, California - The community of Tracy, California is an amiable and safe San Joaquin Valley city of approximately 83,000 residents and growing. It is located near several major regional markets and attractions, and offers its own unique flavor, which brings together a “small-town” friendliness and progressive development.

retire in CraigCraig, Colorado - Amazing summers, friendly people, great senior programs, events and activities.

retire in Vail ValleyVail Valley, Colorado - Home to Vail & Beaver Creek resorts, the Vail Valley is filled with beautiful scenery, numerous activities & special events and unrivaled ski resorts that combine to create the ultimate Colorado Rocky Mountain getaway.

retire in Carson ValleyCarson Valley, Nevada - Carson Valley –Where Nevada Began On Nevada’s western border, framed by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada and the Pinenut Mountains, the Carson Valley unfolds. Broad and green, nourished by the Carson River and its tributaries, the Valley appeared as an oasis to early western settlers drawn by the California Gold Rush of the 1840’s.

retire in Upstate South CarolinaUpstate South Carolina, South Carolina - We are surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers. Natural beauty with small town charm. Best of both worlds as we are 45 minutes from Greenville SC, and 90 minutes from Atlanta GA. Clemson University, a top twenty ranked university is in our back yard.

retire in Sturgis, SD - Black HillsSturgis, SD - Black Hills, South Dakota - The City of Sturgis is defined by its duality. It sits on the borderlands between the Black Hills and the prairie – serving as both a mountain town and a ranch community. By all accounts, our town is a rural one with just 6,700 residents and, yet, our resources and infrastructure stretch each year to accommodate the 400,000 to 600,000 guests who attend our annual motorcycle rally.

retire in Meigs County-DecaturMeigs County-Decatur, Tennessee - Meigs County-Decatur is located 50 miles from Knoxville and 50 miles from Chattanooga. The main highway is State Highway 58 going North to South and Interstate 75 is accessed by State Highway 30 which runs East to West. Meigs County is a small county population wise having approximately 7,000 residents.

retire in SchertzSchertz, Texas - Schertz is known as the largest suburb of San Antonio. Schertz is a fast growing, traditional community with a lot of retired military. Schertz is home to families, and retirees and continues to strive for excellence. Schertz is known as "The Business Friendly City," and we encourage new economic ventures regularly.

retire in MoabMoab, Utah - Tourism largely occupies the region with attractions such as Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park, two riverside resorts, a dinosaur museum, Moab Giants and a great array of tours. The Moab Library earned the Best Small Library in 2007 when it was new. The Moab Regional Hospital replaced the 1950s Allen Memorial Hospital installment.

retire in TucsonTucson, Arizona - The Tucson area enjoys the scenic beauty of several different mountain ranges that punctuate the enormously beautiful and mysterious Sonoran Desert. The Tucson region has a population of about one million people and is located just 60 miles north of the border with Mexico. The University of Arizona, one of the few Tier-One research universities in the country, calls Tucson home.

retire in StillwaterStillwater, Oklahoma - Stillwater is a small community with vibrancy, according to CNN/Money Magazine which ranked Stillwater on its list of "American's Best Small cities. Stillwater has much to offer residents of all ages and interests, with affordable housing and proximity to excellent medical care. It is home to 20 parks, with biking and jogging routes which transverse the community.

retire in Westport and South BeachWestport and South Beach, Washington - Our beautiful coastal area located in the Pacific Northwest offers everything. The Pacific ocean, rivers, bay's and mountains. If you're looking for outdoor adventure Westport and the South Beach boasts the best fishing, crabbing, clam digging, beachcombing and surfing in the Northwest.

retire in Astoria & Warrenton / Lower Columbia regionAstoria & Warrenton / Lower Columbia region, Oregon - Astoria is that little town that could, a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Founded 200 years ago at the beginning of Oregon’s North Coast, Astoria has been through boom and bust times more than once, weathering the collapse of both the Columbia River fishery and Oregon timber industry.

retire in Kitsap PeninsulaKitsap Peninsula, Washington - The Kitsap Peninsula region is surrounded by 371 miles of shoreline and every city, large and small community is located on or near the waterfront, many with majestic views of famous Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mt. Range. Access to the Kitsap Peninsula region is via one of four major WA State Ferry Routes, the twin Tacoma Narrow's Bridge and state highway from the south.

retire in MaranaMarana, Arizona - Our Town’s history goes back much further than its 1977 incorporation. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of more than 4,000 years of human occupation in what is now known as Marana. Native Americans, European settlers and some of the earliest Americans lived in or passed through Southern Arizona.

retire in Schroon Lake RegionSchroon Lake Region, New York - The Schroon Lake Region is a wilderness paradise offering a diverse combination of activities for visitors, and true, close-knit Adirondack communities with ample resources for residents. Our towns (Schroon Lake, NY and Adirondack, NY) have been vacation destinations for decades, with a long history based in backcountry pursuits, water fun, and renowned cultural events.

retire in Greater Idaho FallsGreater Idaho Falls, Idaho - The Greater Idaho Falls area is situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. This community is a gateway to many popular outdoor destinations, including the Grand Teton mountain range, Henry's Lake, the Saint Anthony Sand Dunes, and the world's most famous park, Yellowstone.

retire in North Central Montana or the Hi-Line of MontanaNorth Central Montana or the Hi-Line of Montana, Montana - North-Central Montana is characterized by gently rolling grass prairies adjoining the rough, broken landscape near the Missouri and Milk Rivers flowing west to east. Malta is the center of this agriculture community and denotes the heart of Dinosaur Country in Montana.

retire in EdmondEdmond, Oklahoma - Located in the heart of Oklahoma, just north of Oklahoma City, Edmond is considered by many to be the "Crown Jewel" of Oklahoma. If you're passing through, attending a convention or sporting event, taking a family vacation, or looking to relocate, Edmond is an exciting community that is sure to meet your needs.

retire in MadawaskaMadawaska, Maine - Madawaska, Maine is located half a mile from the city of Edmundston Canada . Madawaska is also the home for the Acadian Festival each year. It also has the only park in the world dedicated to long distance motorcycle riders, a fantastic tourist attraction. The Park also has a Tour called the "Maine Four Corners EXPERIENCE Tour, which takes you to the four corners of the, great State of Maine.

retire in Little Traverse BayLittle Traverse Bay, Michigan - Nestled along the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes, lies the charming 100 year old waterfront community of Harbor Springs, waiting to welcome year-round visitors who want to soak up the sunsets, spectacular views from the bluffs above or settle in on the shores of our crystal clear water.

retire in Port OrfordPort Orford, Oregon - A small town of about 1500 residence, plus a surrounding area with about 30% additional population. Port Orford is the oldest townsite on the Oregon coast, and has one of only a few dolly docks in the world (where boats get lifted out of the ocean onto a dock). The town has several bars, two stores, 1 doctor's office, ambulance and fire department.

retire in Western Kentucky - Lake BarkleyWestern Kentucky - Lake Barkley, Kentucky - Western Kentucky's reputation for superb fishing draws hundreds of thousands of fishermen to the area each year. With two major lakes, 4 huge rivers, and plentiful smaller fishing venues, Western Kentucky is a fisherman's paradise. Lake Barkley is 118 miles on the Cumberland River. There are 1,004 miles of shoreline at normal summer pool (elev.

retire in Long Beach PeninsulaLong Beach Peninsula, Washington - The Long Beach Peninsula is an arm of land in western Washington state. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the south by the Columbia River, and the east by Willapa Bay.

retire in Southcentral Alaska - Kenai Peninsula BoroughSouthcentral Alaska - Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - Residents are drawn to Seward for our sense of community and quality of life. Honored as a three-time All America City (1963, 1965, 2005), Seward has a lot to offer. Explore Seward, and like us, you’ll likely find that your Alaska Starts Here®. Known as the 'Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park' Seward is a picturesque town located 126 miles south of Anchorage.

retire in City of Pismo BeachCity of Pismo Beach, California - This classic beach town is located on California's famous central coast, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast and 101 Highways. We offer long white beaches for taking a pleasant stroll or for just enjoying the spectacular views of the Pismo Beach sunset. Enjoy Pismo Beach's great weather and fabulous area wineries.

retire in Central CoastCentral Coast, California - The community of Los Osos/Baywood Park is nestled along the Southern tidal estuary of Morro Bay, on the smog-free coast of Central California.

retire in Prince of Wales IslandPrince of Wales Island, Alaska - Prince of Wales Island is friendly, scenic, and beautiful. Our 12 communities are surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, Native lands, and State lands. POW Island is the third largest Island in the U.S.

retire in BlaineBlaine, Washington - Blaine is a seaside community in NW Washington at the Canadian border with a rich maritime history. We are within an hour of Mt Baker, the Cascade Mountain recreation area, San Juan Island ferries, Seattle and within minutes of Vancouver,British Columbia.

retire in South Whidbey IslandSouth Whidbey Island, Washington - South Whidbey island is just 35 miles north of Seattle. Access to the south end of the island is primarily by ferry, a beautiful way to cross Puget Sound. Naval Air Station Whidbey is at the north end of Whidbey Island. Access to the north end of the island is via the Deception Pass Bridge. We are a year round vacation spot, and are an easy drive from both Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

retire in SequimSequim, Washington - Sequim is a small, friendly city (Population approximately 7000) located on the gorgeous Olympic Peninsula in the northwest corner of Washington State. Often referred to as "Sunny Sequim," the city sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives approximately 16" of annual rainfall, making it one of the driest places in Western Washington.

retire in NipomoNipomo, California - Nipomo, founded in 1882, is the southernmost community in San Luis Obispo County. Its name is derived from the Chumash Indian word “Nepomah”, meaning “the foot of the hills”.

retire in Monterey CountyMonterey County, California - Monterey County is situated on California's central coast with its northern border approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco and 45 minutes from San Jose, and its southern border about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.

retire in HainesHaines, Alaska - Haines is a rural coastal community that sits between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Inlet connected by roadway to the interior and lower states.

retire in Homer - Kenai PeninsulaHomer - Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - Homer is often called the "Camelot by the Sea" because of its exquisite beauty. It is nestled at the end of the Kenai Peninsula on Kachemak Bay with spectacular views of the Kenai Mountains and 5 glorious glaciers which line them. Additionally, Homer is a community of artists of various kinds, i.e.

retire in SitkaSitka, Alaska - With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Yet Sitka's hallmark is its tenure and devotion to a culturally diverse past.

retire in StanwoodStanwood, Washington - Stanwood is the commercial and cultural hub of the greater Stanwood/Camano community. The City has retained its small town character and sense of community. The City's historic resources have been preserved and the connections to the surrounding agricultural land and rural environment have been strengthened.

retire in Summit CountySummit County, Colorado - Summit County Colorado is a mountain town, based on tourism. We are at about 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Summit County is a great community with lots of trails for biking and hiking, as well as 5 ski resorts in the area.

retire in Ocean Shores, North BeachOcean Shores, North Beach, Washington - Rural coastal community. Small town with all the amenities of a larger town. Great beaches and lakes. Very family oriented. Moderate climate most of the year.


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