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Top 10 Places to Retire in the USA for Hiking - 2017

Top 10 Places to Retire in the USA for Hiking - 2017
We asked thousands of retirees that like to hike what they look for in a retirement location and identified the top 10 locations that matched their answers. Below are our top 10 places to retire in the USA for hiking. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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