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BEST PLACES TO RETIRE TOP 10


Tyler, Texas and Clarksville, Tennessee top the list of the best places to retire in the U.S. See below to find out which of our 99 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: Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 100,223
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Tyler
Clarksville, TN
To the Clarksville, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 142,357
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale 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: 439,886
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Colorado Springs
San Marcos, TX
To the San Marcos, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Water Quality, Population Age
Population: 54,076
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in San Marcos
Oak Ridge, TN
To the Oak Ridge, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Population Density, Building Permit Growth, Taxes
Population: 29,419
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Oak Ridge
Lynchburg, VA
To the Lynchburg, VA City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Big City Home Price Comparison, Population Growth, Building Permit Growth, Air Quality, Diversity, Climate
Population: 78,014
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Lynchburg
Athens, GA
To the Athens, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Population Age, Nearest Big City, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 119,980
City Type: College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Athens
Greenville, SC
To the Greenville, SC City Report
Ranks high in: Taxes, Medical Care, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 61,397
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Greenville
Olympia, WA
To the Olympia, WA City Report
Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Population Growth, Nearest Big City, Climate
Population: 48,338
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Olympia
Reno, NV
To the Reno, NV City Report
Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Taxes, Medical Care, Recreation
Population: 233,294
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
   Search homes for sale in Reno
(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?

To determine the destinations that rank high in the quality of life criteria that are important to you, create your own ranking at My City Rank.

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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