11/16/2012 03:33 pm ET

Best Places To Retire Close To Your Urban Kids

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 retirees, the cheapest places to retire overseas, the five best cities for older singles and a handful of quirky places to spend your golden years.

But what if you're looking to retire near your city-bound offspring? It's not always easy to reconcile the notion of riding out your retirement years in a relaxing environment with the pull of family in urban areas. Keeping retirement and family ties in mind, ERA Real Estate has done the legwork for you by pinpointing four markets close enough to urban hotspots but far enough away to enjoy retired life.

“One day our children will leave the nest and naturally, as parents, we want them to soar,” said Charlie Young, ERA Real Estate’s president and CEO. “[But] we also want to stay in touch and visit with them as much as possible without giving up our own lifestyle."

Check out our slideshow to find out ERA's four picks for people seeking to retire near their urban kids. Have your own favorite place? Let us know in the comments section.



Relaxing Retirement Spots Near Big Cities