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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)
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
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Port Townsend, WA
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Ranks high in: Air Quality, Climate
Population: 9,210
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Melbourne, FL
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Ranks high in: Home Prices, Air Quality, Home Energy Use, Nearest Big City
Population: 77,508
City Type: East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
Local Resources:
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Half Moon Bay, CA
To the Half Moon Bay, CA City Report
Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Air Quality, 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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Bellingham, WA
To the Bellingham, WA City Report
Ranks high in: Air Quality, Climate
Population: 82,631
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Five more cities on or near the east, west or gulf coasts, in rank order, include: Stamford, CT, Monterey, CA, Coos Bay, OR, Boca Raton, FL, Portland, ME.


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