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03/05/2014 11:35 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2014

The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2014

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Retirement is a new phase of life, and, for many, a chance to consider new surroundings. Here is our new list of 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. Data we sifted included housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for walkability, bicycling and volunteering. We also looked at economic data with an eye toward a "working" retirement.

Abilene, TX
Trivia: Founded as a railroad shipping town for cattle. Pros: Robust economy, warm climate, cost of living 13% below national average, average home price $139,000 (national average: $207,000). Con: Not very walkable.

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