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TOP LAKE or RIVER CITIES
FOR RETIREMENT

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey on or near a large lake or river, 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)
Tyler, TX
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Building Permit Growth, Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 100,223
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Athens, GA
To the Athens, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Population Age, Nearest Big City, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 119,980
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Provo, UT
To the Provo, UT City Report
Ranks high in: Water Quality, Population Age, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 116,288
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Warm & Dry
Local Resources:
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Gainesville, FL
To the Gainesville, FL City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Population Age, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City, Diversity
Population: 127,488
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Clarksville, TN
To the Clarksville, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Big City Home Price Comparison, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 142,357
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Clarksville!

Five more cities on or near a large lake or river, in rank order, include: Bowling Green, KY, San Marcos, TX, Olympia, WA, Greenville, SC, Boise, ID.


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