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TOP COLLEGE TOWNS FOR RETIREMENT

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey with a major university, 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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Bowling Green, KY
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Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Taxes, Nearest Big City
Population: 61,488
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
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Tyler, TX
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Ranks high in: Water Quality, Medical Care, Diversity
Population: 100,223
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
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Boulder, CO
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Building Permit Growth, Family Income, Natural Hazard Risk, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 103,166
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
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San Marcos, TX
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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
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Water Quality, Medical Care, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Population: 439,886
City Type: College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
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Five more cities with a major university, in rank order, include: Greenville, SC, Clarksville, TN, Athens, GA, Provo, UT, Georgetown, TX.


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