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Today's In Depth Review:

Clemson, South Carolina

Surrounded by rolling countryside brimming with sparkling lakes, Clemson is known for its collegiate vibe, lively football culture and active cultural community. It also has a reasonable cost of living, safe neighborhoods and good senior support system. It is a great retirement spot!

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Oriental, North Carolina

A quaint harbor town on the Neuse River, Oriental is the self-proclaimed "Sailing Capital of North Carolina." Its picturesque marina is stocked with tall masted sloops, schooners and a few powerboats.

River Dunes: a Waterfront Cottage Community in Oriental, North Carolina

With a 28-acre deepwater harbor and a 124-slip marina, River Dunes is a boaters' haven. Properties are cottage-style, and amenities include a large clubhouse, a restuarant, a spa and more.

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

A resort community on a barrier island east of North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach is a place where sand, surf and sun are never ending.

Cedar Key, Florida

A quirky little fishing village, Cedar Key is off the beaten path and has a seductively tropical, "ends of the earth" feeling about it.

Wenatchee, Washington

East of the Cascades, picturesque Wenatchee is surrounded by mountains, rivers and apple orchards. While outdoor recreation abounds, cultural amenities are in good supply, too.

Starkville, Mississippi

A college town, Starkville is a somewhat liberal place in an otherwise very conservative state and boasts a reasonable cost of living.

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Fairhope, Alabama

Overlooking Mobile Bay, picturesque Fairhope started out as a utopian settlement with a unique tax structure, one that continues today. The community also boasts friendly folks, waterfront charm and a gentle spirit. It is a great retirement spot!

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Bluffton, South Carolina

Overlooking the May River on South Carolina's southern coast, Bluffton began as a summer retreat and today is growing thanks to its proximity to Hilton Head Island.

Sun City Hilton Head: an Amenity-Rich 55+ Community in Bluffton, South Carolina

This active adult developments boasts a wide range of prices, a town square, a performance hall, a large social hall and more.

Lady Lake, Florida

Home to part of The Villages, a large 55+ community, Lady Lake is a quiet place with lakes, safe neighborhoods and leafy lanes.

Temple, Texas

In central Texas, Temple is a regional medical center with an award-winning library, an orchestra, affordable housing and more.

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Navarre, Florida

Just across from the white sands of Navarre Beach on the Florida Panhandle, Navarre has a small but quaint downtown, relatively new housing and a mellow vibe. Is it a great place to retire?

Santa Rosa RV Resort: a Waterfront RV Community in Navarre, Florida

A seasonal RV resort community, Santa Rosa has a waterfront location, tropical landscaping, a heated swimming pool, a fenced dog park and amazing views.

Flat Rock, North Carolina

Charming Flat Rock started out in the early-1800s as a summer retreat for wealthy Charlestonians and today is known as "Little Charleston of the Mountains."

Village of Wildflowers: a Friendly Tiny House Community in Flat Rock, North Carolina  

Devoted to the idea that "smaller is smarter," the cute little Village of Wildflowers sits on 26 acres and has tiny homes for sale and lease.

Goodland, Florida  

Almost completely surrounded by water and wilderness, Goodland sits on the outlying eastern edge of Marco Island in southwestern Florida. The only way to get here is via State Road 92/892 or by boat.

Mount Vernon, Iowa  

Clean, quaint and safe, Mount Vernon has been called one of America's "coolest small towns" and is home to a small liberal arts college.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sophisticated and understated, Santa Fe is a favorite with artists, historians, musicians, writers, opera lovers and the occasional celebrity, as well as retirees. It is the oldest capital city in the United States and is known for its unique architecture, rich heritage, great restaurants, art galleries and hint of mysticism. It is a great retirement spot!

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Belleair Bluffs, Florida

A compact town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Belleair Bluffs is a gateway to beaches, Rocks Beach Nature Preserve and pretty Sand Key Park.

Virginia Beach, Virginia  

With 35 miles of beaches that draw thousands of sand, sun and surf lovers every year, Virginia Beach is a safe resort city and home to several military installations.

Parker, Colorado  

On a rolling prairie in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Parker is a growing, prosperous bedroom community with an educated populace.

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Carson City, Nevada

Tucked along breathtaking Lake Tahoe at the foot of the Sierra Nevada's Carson Mountain Range, Carson City is a nonchalant town with a rich frontier character and a few casinos. Is it a great place to retire?

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Largo, Florida

Sandwiched betweeen Tampa Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway on Florida's west central coast, Largo is dotted with lakes and has a bustling downtown. Nearby beaches include Maderia Beach and Redington Beach.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Not far from Fort Knox in rural north central Kentucky, Elizabethtown is friendly, well-maintained and proud of its heritage.

Snowflake, Arizona

A remote town at nearly 6,000 feet above sea level in eastern Arizona, Snowflake was named after two men, Mr. Snow and Mr. Flake. Homes with a white picket fence and a front porch with a rocking chair are not uncommon.

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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 in a particular area? The average home price is determined by adding together all the prices of homes sold and dividing that amount by the number of homes sold whereas 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.

How We Choose Great Places 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, educational amenities, shopping venues, infrastructure, recreational opportunities, housing options, the poverty rate and more. No one factor alone, except a high crime rate, a high poverty rate, population loss or crumbling infrastructure, will disqualify a town as a great retirement spot. 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.

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