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April 19, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Banner Elk, North Carolina

In the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Banner Elk is a vacation destination with a cute downtown.

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April 18, 2021

Short Review:

Naples, Florida

On Florida's southwestern coast, beautiful Naples is known for its "beachy" resort ambiance, high-end shopping venues, golf courses and sugar white beaches.

April 17, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Arcata, California

On the edge of beautiful Arcata Bay in rugged northern California, Arcata is a very laid back, "granola" kind of place and home to Humboldt State University.

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April 16, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Blue Hill, Maine

On Maine's scenic central coast, charming, weathered Blue Hill dates from 1762 and is a hub for artists, craftsmen and chamber musicians.

April 15, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Clermont, Florida

Snuggled in slightly rolling terrain around a chain of lakes, Clermont is a peaceful, welcoming place and has homes with boat docks.

April 14, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Jerome, Arizona

A quirky old copper mining town and National Historic District, Jerome is a tourist destination and home to an eclectic mix of people.

April 12, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Forest, Virginia

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of scenic central Virginia, Forest is home to wonderful Poplar Forest, one of Thomas Jefferson's summer residences, and is popular with history buffs.

April 11, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Miramar Beach, Florida

A classic beach town, Miramar Beach is nestled along the Florida Panhandle and is famous for its mesmerizing turquoise waters and miles of sugar white sand.

April 10, 2021

In Depth Review:

Bend, Oregon

In a beautiful setting, trendy Bend is a sophisticated hamlet with a fun downtown, a rich cultural menu and a bounty of outdoor recreation.

April 9, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Bayonet Point, Florida

In an area dotted with primitive wetlands and woodlands, peaceful Bayonet Point sits next to Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, which is adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico and brimming with wildlife.

April 8, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Northlake, South Carolina

A waterfront town popular with tourists, Northlake has well-tended, leafy neighborhoods and a reasonable cost of living.

April 7, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Laramie, Wyoming

East of the Snowy Mountains in southwestern Wyoming, easygoing Laramie sits beneath a looming sky on a grassy, windswept plain and is home to the University of Wyoming.

April 6, 2021

Short Review:

Norris, Tennessee

Nestled in the lush rolling hills of northeastern Tennessee, Norris is a charming town based on the English garden city design movement of the 1890s and has a pretty central square.

April 5, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Payson, Arizona

Surrounded by the sprawling Tonto National Forest at 5,000 feet above sea level in north central Arizona, Payson plays up its Western heritage and is a jumping off point for outdoor adventure.

April 4, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Bonita Springs, Florida

Along the Gulf of Mexico, pretty Bonita Springs caters to retirees and second home owners and boasts palm-lined lanes, canals, beachfront parks, lakes and plenty of golf courses.

April 3, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Pass Christian, Mississppi

Bordered by water on three sides, the friendly, quaint little town of Pass Christian was the site of the South's first yacht club and has an often uncrowded, powdery white beach.

April 2, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Kill Devil Hills, a place where pirates once drank rum so vile it could kill the Devil himself, is today one of the Outer Banks' most visited vacation destinations.

April 1, 2021

In Depth Review:

Wimberley, Texas

Amid bluebonnet fields and carpets of colorful Indian paintbrush in lush central Texas, sleepy Wimberley beckons with its gentle charm, artsy sensibility and easy pace.

March 31, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Yankeetown, Florida

Peaceful, slightly ramshackle and dotted with tall trees, Yankeetown is on Florida's untamed Big Bend Coast and is a world unto itself.

March 30, 2021

Town Snapshot:

Morgantown, West Virginia

Tucked into beautiful rolling hills, lively Morgantown is home to West Virginia University and has safe, leafy neighborhoods, an OLLI and reasonable prices.

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Where Are All the Inexpensive U.S. Beach Towns That Don't Have Hurricanes?

Not all U.S. beach towns experience hurricanes or tropical storms, but inexpensive U.S. beach towns are hard to find. Some are somewhat reasonably priced with prices below the national average, but few are cheap - most have costs above the national average. So a cheap beach town with no hurricanes exists primarily in the imagination.

Choosing a Great Place to Retire

When looking for great places to retire, we consider a number of factors, including cost of living, medical facilities, climate, transportation, crime rates, cultural amenities, education levels, shopping venues, infrastructure, recreational opportunities, housing options, the poverty rate and more. We weigh all of the evidence to decide if a town has enough going for it to make it a top place to retire. We are not affiliated with any of the places that we review.

What is the Difference Between Average Home Price and Median Home Price?

When searching for a place to retire, housing costs are a top concern. So what is the difference between the average home price and the median home price? The average home price is determined by adding together all the prices of homes sold during a specific timeframe and then dividing that amount by the number of homes sold. On the other hand, the median home price is the middle sales price of all the homes sold. In other words, a median price means that half of the homes sold at a price below the median and half sold at a price above the median.

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