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Best Cities to Retire

The 10 Best -- And 10 Worst -- Cities To Retire In America

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.27.2016 | Fifty

Forget pristine beaches and palm trees. The top city in the U.S. to retire is actually Arlington, Virginia, according to's annual ranking...

Top 10 Towns With Great Farmers Markets

Moira McGarvey | Posted 08.14.2016 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I've noticed a couple of recurring themes for towns and cities that people rate as good retirement choices. We know that for retirement, people love university towns and apparently, people also seem to love farmers markets.

2015's 10 Best American Cities For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty

Forget the surf-and-turf enclaves of Florida. The top city in the U.S. to retire is actually Phoenix, according to's first ranking of the...

5 Reasons Madison, Wisconsin May Be The World's Best Place To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Madison, Wisconsin just claimed the top spot on Milken Institute's Best Cities For Successful Aging list for large metros. Yes, Madison, with its annu...

5 Things Goal-Oriented People Want To Accomplish In Retirement

Moira McGarvey | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Unlike several generations before, those headed into the retirement years today are taking very different paths. Where people who retired at the end of the last century might have been content to play golf or cards and take the occasional trip, today's active baby boomers have big and diverse plans. And what's most interesting is that they are not passive plans.

10 Foodie Havens That Double As Great Places To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

So, what makes a town a good foodie town? It's not just an abundance of great restaurants, from white tablecloth to diners. Markets -- both farmers and specialty food purveyors -- butchers and fish mongers, bakeries, cooking classes and dinner clubs, brewpubs and local vintners are all the requirements of a five-alarm foodie.

The 5 Best Cities For Getting Older In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty

Forget pristine beaches and palm trees. The top city in the U.S. for growing older is actually Madison, Wisconsin, according to the Milken Institute's...

Stretch Your Retirement Dollars In These 10 Cities

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

My friend is facing a retirement with absolutely no savings. She declared bankruptcy four years ago and still has another three years before she can start saving. The good news is that she moved to another part of the country, was able to find a new job and is slowly putting her life back together. Sadly, the financial devastation she experienced will seriously impact her ability to retire.

11 University Towns That Double As Amazing Retirement Spots

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

For me, going away to school was the first time on my own. I was in a new place where I could reinvent myself. It was in college that I really became me. There was an energy in college that was unique. Each day our minds were exposed to new ideas. It was exhilarating. It's not surprising then, as people start planning their retirement, that moving to a college town environment is so popular.

6 Of The Best American Cities For Growing Old And Happy

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to naming the best places to grow old in America, there are lots of formal studies out there. One by the Milken Institute found Provo-Or...

25 Best Cities To Retire In The U.S.

Moira McGarvey | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

There are so many things to consider if you are contemplating a big move for your retirement. While the financial piece will dictate a lot of it, other things are important too like access to friends and family, cost of living, cost of housing, renting or buying, one home or two, and proximity of good healthcare or continuing education. Will you need a car? Is the new area safe?

The 44 Cities Attracting The Most Baby Boomers (These May Surprise You!)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I cannot believe how much fun I'm having thinking about where I might like to live, once the kids are gone and my husband and I are in a position to think about retiring. Well, maybe not retiring exactly, but doing something different than the same old thing. We very well may continue working but I'd like to have a new adventure.

10 Places To Retire Comfortably On Less Than $75 A Day

U.S. News And World Report | EMILY BRANDON | Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty

You don't need a huge nest egg to retire well, especially if you're willing to move to a place with a low cost of living. Relocating to one of these p...

LOOK: 10 Best American Cities For Growing Older

Next Avenue | Jason Kane | Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jason Kane his article first appeared on the PBS NewsHour website. Great hospitals! Good public transportation! B...

5 Great Cities To Retire On Just $30,000 A Year Or Less

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty

Dream of retiring to a beachside city but don't think you can afford it? Think again. A new list unveiled by AARP Magazine says you can live the good ...

10 Best Big Cities To Retire Happily In

Market Watch | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

The best places to spend retirement in are safe and affordable, where people are healthy and generally happy. They’re places with economies that off...

The Best Cities For Boomers To Pre-Retire

Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Divya Raghavan These top 10 metropolitan areas are ideal for working full time then sticking around for retirement ...

The 10 Best Cities To Retire In America

Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty

Boomers are redefining what it means to be retired, but money remains a big concern for most. Financial advice website NerdWallet took cost of living ...

6 Best Big Cities To Retire

Posted 10.19.2012 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 readers are always looking for the latest and greatest retirement hot spots. In the past we've run stories on the best college towns for r...