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TOP RANKED LAKE or RIVER CITIES

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)
Athens, GA
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Ranks high in: Population Growth, Taxes, Population Age, Nearest Big City, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 123,371
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Tyler, TX
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Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 104,798
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Clarksville, TN
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Ranks high in: Home Prices, Big City Home Price Comparison, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 150,287
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Olympia, WA
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Big City Home Price Comparison, Population Growth, Nearest Big City, Climate
Population: 51,202
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Newnan, GA
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Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 37,912
City Type: Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Five more cities on or near a large lake or river, in rank order, include: Bowling Green, KY, Gainesville, FL, Provo, UT, Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC.


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