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TOP MOUNTAIN CITIES FOR RETIREMENT

Of the places in our 99 retirement city survey near the mountains, 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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Boulder, CO
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, 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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Reno, NV
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Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Taxes, Medical Care, Recreation
Population: 233,294
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos
Climate Type: Temperate & Dry
Local Resources:
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Olympia, WA
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Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Population Growth, Building Permit Growth, Nearest Big City, Climate
Population: 48,338
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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Provo, UT
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Ranks high in: Water Quality, Population Age, Crime, Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear), Recreation
Population: 116,288
City Type: College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains
Climate Type: Warm & Dry
Local Resources:
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Oak Ridge, TN
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Ranks high in: Home Prices, Population Density, Taxes
Population: 29,419
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
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Five more cities near the mountains, in rank order, include: Ft Collins, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Greenville, SC, Port Townsend, WA, Fayetteville, AR.


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