5 best beach retirement cities in the world

Retire by the beach in these breathtaking seaside retreats.

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Mar 13, 2014 10:40PM
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Retirees settling here can choose luxury living in planned communities where houses sell for $400,000 to $800,000 in the Dominican Republic? Hahahahahaaha. Is this article created for Paris Hilton? Since when do retirees have that much disposable income.


This article is total trash.

Mar 13, 2014 11:16PM
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For me, I'll stay put in the good old USA. With the world so unstable, I don't want to be living in some far off distant land to wake in the morning to find I'm in the middle of some government takeover, and find I have to flee for my life. 
Mar 14, 2014 4:01AM
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THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE THE USA IT IS THE GREATEST PLACE IN THE WORLD---YOU CAN BUY A NICE ONE BEDROOM IN LAS VEGAS FOR 30 THOUSAND-----VEGAS VALLEY 89109---I HAVE WORKED IN MEXICO---HAD TO LEAVE OUT HOME IN DURANGO--KIDNAPPINGS---AND LEFT OUR OFFICE  CLOSED UP ADIOS OUR WORKERS WERE ROBBING US.   SOUTH AMERICA---THEY WILL ROB YOU BLIND IN EVERY SOUTH AMERICIAN COUNTRY---DOMINICIAN REPUBLIC THIS GUY IS A TOTAL FOOL--WE LIVED IN THE CAYMAN ISLAND COULD NOT WAIT TO GET THE HELL OUT  ZERO TO DO BUT LOOK AT THE SEA--BERMUDA IS THE SAME AND YOU CAN NOT AFFORD IT---TRUST ME ---WE HAVE A WONDERFUL COASTLINE AND GREAT SOCIETY AND YOU CAN COMPLAIN BUT UNTIL YOU HAVE LIVED AND WORKED ALL OVER THE WORLD YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW WONDER THE USA IS---FRANK
Mar 14, 2014 12:04AM
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Phuket, Thailand home of the cheap hookers and old farts making their SS checks go farther with the girls.
Mar 13, 2014 8:25PM
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Ummmm I live in America just saying.
Mar 14, 2014 5:26AM
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There are plenty of nice places right her in the USA,whay come to mind Hilton Head S.C,Willington N.C Pensacola fl(the pan handle of fl) and Destin fl  Check them out they might surprise you Happy Hunting .Good days

Mar 14, 2014 7:44AM
Mar 13, 2014 8:46PM
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You should see how good we look on surf boards..   
Mar 13, 2014 10:03PM
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Belize?  Gays and others go to prison and you recommend this place?  Are you that insane?
Mar 14, 2014 8:42AM
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How can a retire live on $1000 a month when my supplemental Medicare insurance costs me over $12,000 a year.
Mar 14, 2014 10:16AM
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Americia the beautiful !  Florida has a price point for all. Could be an old $3000. trailer or $ 3 million mansion,if you look you will find it. If its 10 blocks from the beach you pedel or walk ,three wheel bikes won't break the budget. You will not freeze,you may even grow food. Come on down, leave the cities to the young, sunhine awaits you.
Mar 14, 2014 8:57AM
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I've been living by my "best beach retirement cities in the world" ever since I was born. No need to relocate. Readers, by all means please go where this article suggest. Last thing I want to see are my beaches over crowded. THANK YOU! 
Mar 13, 2014 10:38PM
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Phuket? Ask anyone who isn't an ex Mexico tourist, it's horribly touristy, expensive. Worst of all, in a large danger zone. Can anyone remember the December26 huge Tsunami?
Mar 14, 2014 7:21AM
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If the article were on the best beaches in the world to visit, OK. But to retire to, are you kidding me? If you want to retire to one of these places, I hope you are planning to stay on the beach 24/7 and not enter into any of the cities in which they are. These cities have not much more to offer than their beaches. For instance, the DR has some beautiful beach resorts, but go anywhere else on the island and you have no AC and part time electricity. I don’t know how they came up with this list.

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What a crock. If you wish to retire to a beach town take your pick here in America we have a east coast and a west coast along with many Islands. Why in Gods name would you go to a third world rat hole. Stay in America keep your money here. Let the rest of the world who wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire go to Hell.
Mar 13, 2014 11:37PM
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Richard, you obviously have been living under a rock and not aware of what is going on in what used to be "our country". I don,t know about the other nominees but Panama and Belize are kicking our ****. Comments like yours and that guy named Obama are turning us into a joke around the world. Go try the truly friendly people in the Caribbean, Central America, South Pacific. I guarantee you; they remember their former generations' struggles a hell of a lot better we do. Try diving, it will show you a whole different perspective of the environment, people, and :-) yourself
Mar 14, 2014 12:06AM
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Nice places, but I HAVE TO HAVE my seasons. I'm one of those weird people who actually LIKES snow and rain. LOL!!! But...I'd go visit one of these places.
Mar 14, 2014 7:00AM
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Thought I wanted a Pacific beach to retire on.  Had a destination wedding north of Puerta Vallarta and planned 10 days living on the beach at the time.

 

My dream of beach retirement was, after 3 days of incessant wave crashing, put to death. 

 

Must now decided if staying put is the best retirement plan. Visiting the beach once a year.  That's about all I can take.

Mar 14, 2014 11:23AM
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NO THANKS!!  Visited Vietnam in the 60s. I really have no desire to RETIRE there.
Mar 14, 2014 7:52AM
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"Foreigners from across the globe have integrated into the local community, transforming Phuket into a multicultural, international retirement destination. Expats make up more than 21 percent of the total permanent population of Phuket Province."


There goes the neighborhood.

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