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

Top 10 Places to Retire in the USA for Walking - 2017
We asked thousands of retirees that like to walk 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 with walking paths. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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