The 10 best American suburbs for retirement

Retire to one of these spots to enjoy the comforts of suburban living with a major metro area nearby.

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Chicago south side ain't bad if you don't mind all the gunfire.   Stay thirsty my friends
May 8, 2014 9:11AM
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Eagan MN?   I live 8 miles away in another suburb.  If you LOVE paying high income, sales, property taxes and every other kind of government fee then move here.  Otherwise, do what I'm going to do----leave for a no income tax State when you retire, or sooner.
May 7, 2014 11:33PM
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I can not wait to get out of Md.  Just read Md is 7th highest state taxes.  We have a "rain tax".  During Political debate tonight it was said "47% of residents want to leave the state."  I have trouble with this article and now have trouble with the reliability of info provided by Forbes.  Shame.
May 11, 2014 4:04PM
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We just MOVED from the Gaithersburg MD area.  Maryland taxes pensions for Gods sake.  How can that EVER be a good place to retire?   Maryland was once a beautiful state that has been ruined by over development and politicians.  It is over taxed, overdeveloped, crowded, dangerous to drive and the list goes on..     It's OK if you have $$$$$$$ I guess.  .Where did Forbes get this garbage?
May 8, 2014 10:32AM
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It is evident weather was not a factor considered.  Eagan, MN, in the winter?  Or how about Arizona or Nevada in the summer?  I know it's a dry heat, but still 115 degrees is still hot!
May 8, 2014 8:12AM
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The only place that retirees can retire comfortably to is where the rent or mortgage is low, where utilities and food is cheaper and where medicine and healthcare can be bought at reasonable prices for all those who are on a fixed income. Can't be anywhere I can think of in this country. That's just a pipe dream.
May 10, 2014 9:14PM
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Gaithersburg, MD?  You must be kidding!  This state is a killer for taxes, traffic, congestion, overdevelopment, etc., etc.  We CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT!


May 8, 2014 9:10AM
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I live in West Jordan, It is a suburb, however it is smack in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley. If you like horrible traffic congestion, cold weather, and rude people. This is the place!! 1.5 million people and growing, in a valley that should hold about 1 million total. They are overpopulating this place so fast I cannot wait to get out. Don't even get me started on the Mormons......whooooole other story there.....
May 8, 2014 10:44AM
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   Why is it that the ten best places to retire five years ago aren't the ten best this year?
May 11, 2014 12:25AM
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Gaithersburg?? Please.  Firstly Maryland is the worst state in the nation.  Corrupt, crime-riddled, ill-bred, rednecks with mindless liberal politics.  (And I'm neither liberal or conservative, but the mindlessness there is palpably from the mainstream media)  That $200K plus home - it must be in a prejudiced against white ghetto with a high crime rate.  Laughable suggestion.
May 7, 2014 9:35PM
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Peoria Arizona is listed which is good, BUT the mass transit is horrible. Buses run about once an hour if you are lucky. AND horrible when it is 120 degrees outside while waiting.
May 7, 2014 9:24PM
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Eagan, MN.    Very nice.  Very taxed!
May 11, 2014 6:20PM
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B S who wants to retire to a cold climate

May 11, 2014 4:56PM
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That's the ten!  MSN is so F O S!  This writer must have been on vacation or high!
May 10, 2014 5:50PM
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Better a suburb than a city and better yet a minimum of 50 miles away from either.  Other than ignorance why would any retiree intentionally live in one of those overcrowded, over stressed rats nests?  I lived in metro areas for 40 years out of the need to earn a living but now you couldn't pay me enough to get me back into any metro area anywhere.  Now that I think of it, 50 miles is probably too close!
May 8, 2014 7:52AM
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Since when is San Marcos a "suburb"? Morons.
May 9, 2014 9:47PM
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Sounds like you're talking about cities like Detroit!
May 8, 2014 10:30AM
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Terrell, NC...a nice little secret ready to boom on Lake Norman...water and sewer lines were recently installed, schools are not overcrowded, close to Charlotte, with good roads down either side of the lake for commuting (the west side route has little traffic and is an easy way to the airport), low taxes and also not too far from the mountains. The few buildings at the main intersection are a historic district and a planned bypass will soon be built as the village is developed, starting with a new library and residential. By just missing the pre-2008 boom, it avoided the associated issues and will build out as it should.
May 11, 2014 7:24PM
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The only people who retire in Gaithersburg, MD are illegal aliens.  Montgomery County is a sanctuary county for illegals due to our socialist governor.  English is a second language, all the Americans want out.
May 10, 2014 8:32AM
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They do not stand out,best to come to fl,and enjoy .Good day
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