Best Places to Retire Young

Young retired people are still active, with a need for travel and recreation as well as for taking a well-earned rest. They don't have to fight the crowds of commuters each day, so they can live beyond the borders of major metropolitan areas.

Still, a range of leisure activities is important. Accordingly, each town on this list of Best Places to Retire Young had to be near a sizable city or urban cluster, which can provide the young retired with resources like a major airport, great dining and shops, sports and an active music scene.

Best Places to Retire Young:
1. Coeur d'Alene, ID
2. Charlottesville, VA
3. Logan, UT

& (Of course ....)


4. BURLINGTON, VERMONT (I already live here! YAY!)

Population: 37,884
15-year population growth: -0.6%
Median home price: $378,000
Home price 2-year forecast: 1.3%
So what might one do here? Ski? Sure, but that's the easy answer. A college town, Burlington is in fact home to four colleges: the University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College and a Community College of Vermont campus. That means there's plenty of culture to be explored, including the South End Art Hop and a rich and varied blend of homegrown musical talent. Need another reason to love Burlington? It's the birthplace of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Visit for more info:
Enjoy Burlington
Church Street Marketplace
The Lake Champlain Region
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Higher Ground

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