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TOP COASTAL CITIES FOR RETIREMENT

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey on or near the east, west or gulf coast, 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)
Port Townsend, WA
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Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Air Quality, Climate
Population: 9,210
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Half Moon Bay, CA
To the Half Moon Bay, CA City Report
Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Family Income, Crime, Home Energy Use, Climate
Population: 12,013
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Kailua, Oahu, HI
To the Kailua, Oahu, HI City Report
Ranks high in: Air Quality, Family Income, Medical Care, Home Energy Use, Diversity, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 38,635
City Type: West Coast, City Living
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Monterey, CA
To the Monterey, CA City Report
Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Air Quality, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City, Climate
Population: 28,294
City Type: West Coast, College Town, Wine Country
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Stamford, CT
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Ranks high in: Crime, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 126,456
City Type: East Coast
Climate Type: Cool & Wet
Local Resources:
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Five more cities on or near the east, west or gulf coasts, in rank order, include: Melbourne, FL, Portland, ME, Bellingham, WA, Boca Raton, FL, Coos Bay, OR.


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