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Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey with a warm and dry climate, 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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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: College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains
Climate Type: Warm & Dry

Las Cruces, NM
To the Las Cruces, NM City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Taxes, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 101,324
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Dry

Henderson, NV
To the Henderson, NV City Report
Ranks high in: Crime, Natural Hazard Risk
Population: 270,811
City Type: Mountains, Casinos
Climate Type: Warm & Dry

Sedona, AZ
To the Sedona, AZ City Report
Ranks high in: Population Density, Building Permit Growth, Taxes, Crime
Population: 10,111
City Type: Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Warm & Dry

Chandler, AZ
To the Chandler, AZ City Report
Ranks high in: Taxes
Population: 249,146
City Type: Mountains, City Living
Climate Type: Warm & Dry

Three more cities with a warm and dry climate, in rank order, include: St George, UT, Palm Springs, CA, Paradise Valley, AZ.

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