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TOP LAKE or RIVER CITIES
FOR RETIREMENT

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey on or near a large lake or river, 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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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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Greenville, SC
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Taxes, Medical Care, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 61,397
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
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Clarksville, TN
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Ranks high in: Home Prices, Water Quality, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 142,357
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
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Five more cities on or near a large lake or river, in rank order, include: Athens, GA, Provo, UT, Georgetown, TX, Columbia, SC, Newnan, GA.


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