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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.

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Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Air Quality, Family Income, 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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Port Townsend, WA
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Air Quality, Climate, Walkability
Population: 9,210
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, National Parks
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Coos Bay, OR
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Ranks high in: Home Prices, Big City Home Price Comparison, Building Permit Growth, Climate, Walkability
Population: 15,946
City Type: West Coast
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Bellingham, WA
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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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Half Moon Bay, CA
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Ranks high in: Family Income, Crime, Home Energy Use, Climate, Walkability
Population: 12,013
City Type: West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Five more cities on or near the east, west or gulf coasts, in rank order, include: Melbourne, FL, Newport, RI, Portland, ME, Boca Raton, FL, Newport Beach, CA.


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