I would love to retire where I grew up--on the island of Kaua'i.
Although I'd prefer to find a home somewhere in Kapa'a, I'd readily settle for anyplace on the Garden Island.
Every feasible address is just minutes away from the ocean.
Dozens of fruits and vegetables are within walking or bicycling distance.
Shops catering to tourists and locals alike are abundant in every small town on the island.
The closest thing to a burgeoning metropolis is the county seat of Lihu'e...and even then, it's not so burgeoning, and the urban sprawl is closely regulated.
As a writer and eBayer, there are an abundant amount of inexpensive office rentals--my colloquialism for coffee shops with free Wi-Fi.
Above all, I am blessed with loving family members in that idyllic setting who had better sense than me to stay put.
Thank you, oceansnsunsets, for having asked the question. It gave me pause to reflect on how fortunate and grateful I am to have lived in Polynesian Eden.