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BEST PLACES TO RETIRE TOP 10


Tyler and San Marcos, Texas top the list of the best places to retire in the U.S. See below to find out which of our 100 great places cracked the top ten ranking.

For instance, Tyler ranks high in several quality of life criteria that our survey measures including water quality, medical care and diversity.

Click on any city link below to see detailed quality of life data, a city profile and real estate blogs.

Scroll down the page to find top retirement cities that match your priorities at our Top Cities lists. Or create a custom city list at My City Rank.



Tyler, TX
To the Tyler, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Population Growth, Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 96,900
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Tyler
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San Marcos, TX
To the San Marcos, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Water Quality, Population Age
Population: 44,894
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in San Marcos
   Book a Hotel in San Marcos
Clarksville, TN
To the Clarksville, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 132,929
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Clarksville
   Book a Hotel in Clarksville
Colorado Springs, CO
To the Colorado Springs, CO City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Air Quality, Medical Care, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 416,427
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Colorado Springs
   Book a Hotel in Colorado Springs
Oak Ridge, TN
To the Oak Ridge, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Population Density, Building Permit Growth, Taxes
Population: 29,330
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Oak Ridge
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Lynchburg, VA
To the Lynchburg, VA City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Air Quality, Diversity, Climate
Population: 75,568
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Lynchburg
   Book a Hotel in Lynchburg
Athens, GA
To the Athens, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Population Age, Nearest Big City, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 115,452
City Type: College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Athens
   Book a Hotel in Athens
Bowling Green, KY
To the Bowling Green, KY City Report
Ranks high in: Taxes, Nearest Big City
Population: 58,067
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Bowling Green
   Book a Hotel in Bowling Green
Olympia, WA
To the Olympia, WA City Report
Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Nearest Big City, Climate
Population: 46,478
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Olympia
   Book a Hotel in Olympia
Boulder, CO
To the Boulder, CO City Report
Ranks high in: Family Income, Natural Hazard Risk, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 97,385
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Boulder
   Book a Hotel in Boulder
(To see quality of life category ranks for the Top 10 Cities Click Here.)


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Which are the Best Places for You?

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In the final analysis, any one of these locations is an outstanding place to call your home for those retirement years.




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