After years of hardworking, are you tired of urban living? Small towns are calling. Compared with big cities, small towns are appealing by its inner calmness and great views. They don’t need to be far away from cities. Many small towns are more attractive because of its excellent traffic and multiple activities.

Winchester, Virginia

Population: 26,322

Number of residents over age 60+: 3,816

Mean price for a single-family home: $340,350

Median household income: $43,977

65 miles west of Washington D. C., Winchester has a relaxed vibe. In Winchester, you can live a low-cost life for its below-average cost-of-living. Also, Shenandoah University welcomes older students.

Many outdoor activities provided here, you can enjoy golf, visit forests and parks. The Hampshire County Arts Council not far away, retirees can have good communication with artists learn more about art.

Athens, Georgia

Population: 85,116

Number of residents over age 60+: 7,609

Mean price for a single-family home: $208,971

Median household income: $28,488

The city is full of great architecture, you can see many antebellum-era buildings and Victorian era homes. What’s more, it is home to the University of Georgia and famous for its music scene.

For retirees who like golf, Athens is like heaven. Also, you are welcome by Athens Bicycling group, which accepts riders of all ages and speeds. There is Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest near the city. Winters are mild and maintain the internal peace within you.

Fort Myers, Florida

Population: 700,165

Number of residents over age 60+: 238,056

Median monthly mortgage cost: $1,377

Median monthly rent: $1,035

Fort Myers is quite popular for retirees. More than one third of the population is aged 60 or older. People in this gulf coast is supportive and are able to well manage their economic life. If choose to live here, a bunch of activities are waiting for you such as fishing, boating or just relaxing at the beach.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Population: 536,494

Number of residents over age 60+: 123,393

Median monthly mortgage cost: $1,482

Median monthly rent: $957

Lancaster is the former capital of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by Amish farmland, Lancaster is full of Amish produce, such as baked goods, craft items and other products. If you are enthusiastic about food, you’ll find Lancaster is your perfect destination. This city had diverse collection of cuisines, and there are many buildings which have been transformed into restaurants and bars.

Springfield, Massachusetts

Population: 155,575

Number of residents over age 60+: 18,906

Mean price for a single-family home: $168,458

Median household income: $36,235

Springfield is in the heart of Pioneer Valley, Mass. With a beautiful view, Springfield is abundant in outdoor activities, such as boating and fishing. You can also go hiking and horse-riding, skiing in the Mount Holyoke Range State Park. There are several universities providing courses to older learners.

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