POST 50

Best Places To Retire: Top College Towns

12/15/2011 09:42 am ET

For more than a decade, retired Americans that are flocking to the culture and arts scenes and state-of-the-art medical facilities offered by college campuses. More institutions of higher learning are reaching out to retirees, promoting free or reduced-rate college courses, performances and lectures, according to a report last week by the Associated Press. Some have partnered with retirement residences in the area.

"People think seniors today are looking for sun and sand and not much else," Jill Lillie, director of marketing at The Village at Penn State, a continuing care residence in State College, Pa, told the Associated Press. "But boomers are focused on new challenges. They want to enrich their lives, write a new chapter."

For those post50s looking for an intellectual adventure and cultural hub, here are 10 ideas for people who want a college town haven. If your top pick isn't among this list, share it with us in the comments section!

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Great College Towns For Retirees
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