Where To Hang Your Hat Next
So you're planning to retire. But where? No one can pick the best place for you, and we won't even try. It's a complex decision that demands you assess your finances, health, hobbies, and family connections. In the end, most people stay pretty much where they are. Just in case you're itching for a change, we asked experts to come up with suggestions for some retirement hot spots. They range from what you might expect -- communities with access to great golf -- to some that might not have occurred to you. Ever considered living on a college campus again? If you're the active type and see retirement as a way to pursue those interests full time, we look at a few retreats with mountains at hand, from popular Asheville, N.C., to out-of-the-way Sisters, Ore. Or maybe you're still dazzled by the bright lights of the big city, with its wealth of cultural and entertainment opportunities -- not to mention your family and lifelong friends. But you'd like some respite from the noise and congestion. We have a few ideas about nearby places where you can live a bit more comfortably.
By Larry Armstrong