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BEST PLACES TO RETIRE TOP 10


Tyler, Texas and Athens, Georgia top the list of the best places to retire in the U.S. See below to find out which of our 99+ great places cracked the top ten ranking.

For instance, Tyler ranks high in several quality of life criteria that our survey measures: water quality, medical care and diversity.

Click on any city link below to see detailed quality of life data, a city profile and real estate blogs. Find top retirement cities that match your priorities at our Top Cities lists. Or create a custom city list at My City Rank.


Tyler, TX
To the Tyler, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Population Growth, Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 96,900
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Tyler
Athens, GA
To the Athens, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Taxes, Population Age, Nearest Big City, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 115,452
City Type: College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Athens
Gainesville, FL
To the Gainesville, FL City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Air Quality, Population Age, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City, Diversity
Population: 124,354
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Gainesville
Colorado Springs, CO
To the Colorado Springs, CO City Report
Ranks high in: Air Quality, Medical Care, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 416,427
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Colorado Springs
Georgetown, TX
To the Georgetown, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Water Quality, Crime
Population: 47,400
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Georgetown
Bowling Green, KY
To the Bowling Green, KY City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Taxes, Nearest Big City
Population: 58,067
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Boulder, CO
To the Boulder, CO City Report
Ranks high in: Family Income, Natural Hazard Risk, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 97,385
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Boulder
San Marcos, TX
To the San Marcos, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Water Quality, Population Age
Population: 44,894
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Clarksville, TN
To the Clarksville, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 132,929
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Reno, NV
To the Reno, NV City Report
Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Building Permit Growth, Medical Care, Recreation
Population: 225,221
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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(To see quality of life category ranks for the Top 10 Click Here.)


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Which are the Best Places for You?

To determine the destinations that rank high in the quality of life criteria that are important to you, create your own ranking at My City Rank.

In the final analysis, any one of these locations is an outstanding place to call your home for those retirement years.




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