Enclaves of the Rich and Ready for Retirement

By Margaret Collins - 2012-07-31T18:40:19Z

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Golf, Florida

Population: 308
Median home value: $979,800
Mean retirement income: $158,418

Yes, that is really the name of a town in Florida. Golf, which is part of Palm Beach County, is home to a golf course with a rather grand name -- the Country Club of Florida. There is also, naturally, a Golf Road. In recent years, beautification projects included removing melaleuca trees and installing ficus and bougainvillea hedges along Golf Road. Needless to say, this is not a town for chlorophobics.