Nice Places To Retire

If your retirement is coming up soon and you still need some ideas on some nice places to retire then you should be able to find something here in this article to help make your choice just a little easier.

Or if you're not quite ready for retirement but are instead looking for a place to live where the cost of living is just a little lower be sure to check out the rest of this article which profiles 4 nice places to retire.

What to look for in a retirement city
There are several factors to consider when choosing your new retirement home, such as climate and by this I don't just mean temperature, instead you may also factor in whether this area is prone to weather extremes such as flooding and or tropical storms. The over-all cost of living as well as home prices are also important especially for someone living on a fixed income.

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Tyler Texas

Located just 98 miles from Dallas you will find Tyler Texas. This city which ranks in the top 10 places to retire in America has fairly mild and humid climate with the record high of 111 degrees in 1921 and the record low of -3 degrees in 1930.

You will also find 25 different fresh water lakes in the surrounding area, which offers plenty of fishing and boating activities for the sportsman. In 2010 Tyler which has the nickname the rose capital of the world because of its mild climate which is ideal for growing roses had a population of 96,900. If you would like to learn more about this diverse city be sure to visit

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Clarksville TN

Located 45 miles northwest of Nashville this southern city which is alos a college town ranks high for its mild climate as well as for home prices

Considered one of the south's most historic cities Clarksville which has a population of 139,929 in 2010 is located approx. 10 miles from the US Army base Ft. Campbell Kentucky.

You will find the climate here to be temperate and humid with overall good air quality, the crime rate for a city of this is also fairly low. State and local sales tax is at 7.6 %, and you will also find 4 accredited hospitals within 10 miles of the city.

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Bowling Green Kentucky

Ranking number 3 on the list is the southern city of Bowling Green Kentucky. With a population of 58,067 this southern city which ranks high for home prices is also home to the National Corvette Museum which is a must see for everyone.

Bowling Green is a college town which makes it popular for young people as well as retirees. But unfortunately not as popular for families due to its low ranking for family income. The climate is humid subtropical with a medium risk of flooding. In 2009 Bowling Green made Forbes list of the Best Small Places For Business.

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presque isle park in marquette michigan

Marquette Michigan

The temperatures might not be as mild as some of the more southern cities profiled on this page.

But if you're starting to miss the snow and would rather do without the heat and humidity then Marquette Michigan just might be the place for you.

If you enjoy the outdoors and winter sports you'll love living in this picturesque town that offers year round outdoor activities. With an average of 141 inches of snow a year you can expect to get plenty of time in skiing. Another draw for retirees is the fact that people 62 years and older can take classes for free at Northern Michigan University.

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glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

This is a great list! I know people who live in Marquette and who just got married... I'll tell them to stay there after they retire! :)

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Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

These are all pleasant communities where people can retire. Great suggestions!

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up. Sounds like great places.

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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this fine Hub. Maybe I'll take the Last Train to Clarksville. If you'll meet me at the station.

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