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TOP RANKED MOUNTAIN CITIES

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey near the mountains, 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)
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Water Quality, Medical Care, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 465,101
City Type: Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
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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Provo, UT
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Ranks high in: Water Quality, Population Age, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 116,868
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Warm & Dry
Local Resources:
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Greenville, SC
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Population Growth, Taxes, Medical Care, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 67,453
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Boulder, CO
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Ranks high in: Family Income, Natural Hazard Risk, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 108,090
City Type: Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Boulder!

Five more cities near the mountains, in rank order, include: Port Townsend, WA, Fayetteville, AR, Bellingham, WA, Reno, NV, Oak Ridge, TN.


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