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TOP 10 RETIREMENT CITIES

Tyler, Texas and Athens, Georgia 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.

Click on any city link below to see detailed quality of life data, a city profile and video tours. Scroll down the page to find top retirement cities that match your priorities at our Top Cities lists.


Tyler, TX
To the Tyler, TX City Report
Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Building Permit Growth, Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 104,798
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Tyler!
Athens, GA
To the Athens, GA City Report
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:
     Find homes for sale in Athens!
Provo, UT
To the Provo, UT City Report
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:
     Find homes for sale in Provo!
Clarksville, TN
To the Clarksville, TN City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 150,287
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Clarksville!
Colorado Springs, CO
To the Colorado Springs, CO City Report
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:
     Find homes for sale in Colorado Springs!
Newnan, GA
To the Newnan, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 37,912
City Type: Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Newnan!
Gainesville, FL
To the Gainesville, FL City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Population Age, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City, Diversity
Population: 131,591
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Gainesville!
Bloomington, IN
To the Bloomington, IN City Report
Ranks high in: Population Growth, Building Permit Growth, Population Age
Population: 84,465
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Wine Country
Climate Type: Cool & Wet
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Bloomington!
Greenville, SC
To the Greenville, SC City Report
Ranks high in: Population Growth, Taxes, Medical Care, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 67,453
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Greenville!
Bowling Green, KY
To the Bowling Green, KY City Report
Ranks high in: Nearest Big City
Population: 65,234
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
     Find homes for sale in Bowling Green!
(To see quality of life category ranks for the Top 10 Cities Click Here.)


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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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