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Best Places to Retire in Western USA

Best Places to Retire in Western USA
Do you want to retire in Western USA, close to the Pacific Ocean? Below are our recommendations & ideas for places to retire in Western 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 EnnisEnnis, Montana - Ennis, Montana is the Fly Fishing Capital of the World. It is located right by the Madison River and is known for the beautiful outdoors. It is a rural town of about 800 people but the population quadruples in the summer. There are always events and it is a great community to partake in.

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 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 SpokaneSpokane, Washington - Spokane is a place where city life mingles brilliantly with nature. Amid the charm and bustle of urban downtown Spokane you’ll find the Spokane River gorge and the inspiring Spokane Falls. Restaurateurs, winemakers and craft brewers create adventures in taste. The arts district entertains while boutiques fill out the carefully preserved historic buildings.

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 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 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 HaydenHayden, Idaho - The Hayden/Coeur d'Alene area is the perfect mix of a large community without the feeling of getting lost in a city. Nearby the large city of Spokane Washington for our International Airport. As well as our state of the art hospital in Coeur d'Alene. Surrounded by nature and friendly people there is no better place to retire.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Oregon CoastOregon Coast, Oregon - Florence is a friendly small town of about 9,000 at the confluence of the Siuslaw River and the Pacific Ocean.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 South West Utah/St. George areaSouth West Utah/St. George area, Utah - St. George and South West Utah are consistently ranked by multiple national ranking and media companies as one of the top places to live as well as retire in the US. St. George metro is ranked as one of the fastest growing in the nation.

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

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ColoradoColorado, Colorado - Rural North-Eastern Colorado.

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 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 Bozeman AreaBozeman Area, Montana - Bozeman is the western mountain town that’s got it all. Two world-class ski resorts within an hour. Hundreds of miles of trails and even more untouched backcountry. Views too incredible to be real. But this mountain town is anything but sleepy. Stroll along Bozeman’s downtown Main Street to find a foodie’s paradise, concerts and local events every week.

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

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 ColoradoColorado, 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 Lake OswegoLake Oswego, 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 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 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 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 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 Coachella ValleyCoachella Valley, California - These are a collection of communities in the southern California desert on both sides of I-10 Freeway on the east side of the San Jacinto Mountains east of Los Angeles County and northeast of San Diego County. Famous for healing hot waters from former geysers which still are active enough to develop Spas.

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 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 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 CraigCraig, Colorado - Colorado's Great Northwest is the gateway to Dinosaur National Monument and recreational opportunities on nearly 2 million acres of public lands. The people in this small town are so friendly that it will take twice the time to grocery shop, but you'll love how familiar the faces are. We have plenty of amenities including restaurants, shopping and top-of-the-line health care.

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

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 SaratogaSaratoga, California - Great Wine, Weather and Community.

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.

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