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TOP COASTAL CITIES FOR RETIREMENT

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey on or near the east, west or gulf coast, these five rank as the best places to retire. Each city ranks high in a number of quality of life traits.

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Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Air Quality, Family Income, Home Energy Use, Diversity, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 38,635
City Type: West Coast, City Living
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Port Townsend, WA
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Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Air Quality, Climate, Walkability
Population: 9,210
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Coos Bay, OR
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Climate, Walkability
Population: 15,946
City Type: West Coast
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Melbourne, FL
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Ranks high in: Medical Care, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City
Population: 77,508
City Type: East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Boca Raton, FL
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Ranks high in: Population Growth, Building Permit Growth, Family Income
Population: 89,407
City Type: East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Five more cities on or near the east, west or gulf coasts, in rank order, include: Bellingham, WA, Portland, ME, Annapolis, MD, Stamford, CT, Half Moon Bay, CA.


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