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Best Places to Retire in New England USA

Best Places to Retire in New England USA
Retire in New England, the northern eastern corner of the USA, known for its four seasons of changing weather. Below are our recommendations & ideas for the best places to retire in New England USA. 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 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 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 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 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 Kennebec Valley AreaKennebec Valley Area, Maine - The Kennebec Valley spans 23 communities from Maine’s capital city, Augusta, to Gardiner to Windsor to Monmouth to Readfield and everywhere in between. An original 1629 Pilgrim settlement, Augusta is both the capital city of the Pine Tree State and the service center of a Micropolitan with 75,000 residents.

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

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 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 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 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 a 30 mile radius including museums, trails, restaurants, shows and shopping. All are easily accessible by private car or public transportation. Boston is about 30 minutes away and the mountains are 2 hours making it an ideal location to live.

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.

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