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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.

(click a city or photo to view a detailed City Report)
Port Townsend, WA
To the Port Townsend, WA City Report
Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Air Quality, Climate, Walkability
Population: 9,527
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Coos Bay, OR
To the Coos Bay, OR City Report
Ranks high in: Climate, Walkability
Population: 16,292
City Type: West Coast
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Bellingham, WA
To the Bellingham, WA City Report
Ranks high in: Air Quality, Climate
Population: 87,574
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Melbourne, FL
To the Melbourne, FL City Report
Ranks high in: Medical Care, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City
Population: 81,185
City Type: East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Half Moon Bay, CA
To the Half Moon Bay, CA City Report
Ranks high in: Family Income, Crime, Home Energy Use, Climate, Walkability
Population: 12,697
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Half Moon Bay!

Five more cities on or near the east, west or gulf coasts, in rank order, include: Annapolis, MD, Monterey, CA, Portland, ME, Boca Raton, FL, Kailua, Oahu, HI.


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