15 best cities to grow old in

For those in their later years, these places offer a range of lifestyle, career and education attractions tailored to the active senior citizen.

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Dec 27, 2012 12:05AM
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If you're in Military, I would say Texas..Either San Antonio, Fort Worth or Dallas just because of all the military bases.. San Antonio is known for tourist attractions such as THe ALAMO, Fiesta, Alamo Bowl and the parades...and cost of living is cheap here... I love San Antonio...
Dec 27, 2012 12:05AM
Dec 27, 2012 12:03AM
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I could think of better places to live.
Dec 27, 2012 12:00AM
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Boynton Beach, Florida close to Palm Beach, Miami, the Keys (longer), no snow, no income taxes, no traffic, good hospitals, close by doctors, dentists, close to 3 airports(PBI, MIA, Fort Lauderdale), minutes to the beach,    just perfect for me and my wife.

Dec 26, 2012 11:51PM
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Im retired and i wouldnt live in either of those places

Dec 26, 2012 11:49PM
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The only best place to retire, is where you are happy.  If you are not happy, going someplace listed in a article like this still won't make you happy.  You have to find your own place in life, just as you had to make your own way in life.  Best wishes to all and to all a good life.
Dec 26, 2012 11:46PM
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Provo????!!!!
  Terrible traffic control and flow. Air quality marginal, particularly in winter.
If you are not a died in the wool, active, believing mormon, forget making close friends in this community. On the right side of right wing, politically speaking. I've seen worse, but I'd never live in Provo. Heber City or Park City (both close by) are much cleaner, and cosmopolitan. Healthier life styles. A plethora of outdoor activities.

Wrong on this one...from one who knows.

Dec 26, 2012 11:43PM
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Live in Gallup, NM.. 85 and not moving. 4 seasons.  Winters cold and short, Summers hot and dry.  Stand on a street corner and hear 5 languages,,  easy.  Blue sky and sun is the rule.  
  "Ha- go-me",  "adios.--"so long". Or you name it. Please close the door quietly as you leave.
Dec 26, 2012 11:42PM
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Seems like some really expensive cities are on this list.
Dec 26, 2012 11:36PM
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Has to be most misleading list on subject ever contrived.  Telling seniors, or anyone for that matter; cities such as Baltimore, DC, Toledo ????? are places to retire in ?????

Come on................................what's the joke...............................where's the punchline ???????? 
Dec 26, 2012 11:27PM
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Who did the research on this? College students?  
Dec 26, 2012 11:26PM
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o let me all so inform you. san fan and the bay area. is no place you want to live .its cold and if its not wall to wall cars it people.   
Dec 26, 2012 11:25PM
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Most of these cities have brutal winters and expensive standard of living.
Dec 26, 2012 11:20PM
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What about those of us who like to shoot guns?  Do any of these places have facilities to shoot rifle, pistol or shotgun?
Dec 26, 2012 11:18PM
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Interesting how as I read .... the people who complain about California.  The problem with California is that every year on New Years day for as long as I can remember  (and I'm nearing the 60 year old mark)  it has been sunny and warm.  Then the next year the populous grows.  They all flock to California for the weather.  Now California is terribly over crowded due to the yearly influx of transplants.  They have come here and ruined the ecology and the economy and over populated this once lovely state of mine.  Now even the weather is terrible.  Mostly due to ... too many people .  The lack of native borne Californian's is so sad.  the natives that were born here and raised here and have their families here took good care of this state.  Its the trans-plants that have made this state impossible to live in comfortably now.   so all you trans-plants out in California please go back to where you came from.  leave the State and its natives (the good folks who were born and raise here) alone.  We don't need your  help.  All you transplanters have managed to do here is raise the crime rate and taxes to such a high level and have no respect for the environment...... that you have made california a lousy place to live. 

I want my once beautiful healthy state back. 

Dec 26, 2012 11:16PM
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This column TOTALLY misses the mark!!!
Dec 26, 2012 11:15PM
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will it did say citys.    gave me a small town any old time.
Dec 26, 2012 11:12PM
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How about that 2 of the best places are in Utah.  How is that?  As for Provo being a college town,do you think seniors are looking for Rap city?  There is plenty to do.  Safety, finance, security. and one of the most beautiful valleys on this planet.  I live north of Salt Lake City and Provo. The transportation needs on the Wahsach front are met.  Rail, light rail, and air, are there to fill the needs of just about everyone.  Mr Ex New Yorker, Come to Utah and give it a shot.  We welcome you.
Dec 26, 2012 11:10PM
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What retired people can afford to live in New York Metro area or San Francisco Bay Area. These articles are a joke and the authors must be paid by these cities.
Dec 26, 2012 11:10PM
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i'm retired and i can tell you........anyone who retires near/by a DRUGUSING, CRIME RIDDEN, A INSTITUTION THAT PROMOTES PROTITUTES, QUEERS, ****ING MONUMENTAL MORONS, IDIOTS, AND HUMAN ****, THAT HAS PERMEATED THIS PLANETS, HAS TO BE ****ING NUTS!!
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