USA Weekend's Top Places to Retire

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USA Weekend Magazine, in collaboration with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, released its Top Places to Retire based on Onboard Informatics data in its July 26 issue. The top cities list, aimed at young retirees, is based on recreation, weather, health resources, crime, and cost of living data provided by Onboard. The article is based on an April Coldwell Banker study noting home purchase increases among retirees under 60 taking advantage of low home prices. The national study revealed a trend of 50-somethings leasing retirement homes early “until they are prepared to move permanently.”

USA Weekend’s top 5 markets to buy now, retire later are:

1) Helena, Montana (pop. 28,726) 2) Pensacola, Florida (pop. 54,283) 3) Creve Coeur, Missouri (pop. 16,933) 4) Traverse City, Michigan (pop. 14,339) 5) Butte-Silver Bow, Montana (pop. 31,967)

Be sure to pick up a copy of USA Weekend on newsstands this weekend.

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