Three Great College Towns for Retirement

Cities with universities offer quality health care and lifelong learning for retirees. Watch the video.

Do you want the amenities of a big city without the traffic and high cost of living? Consider retiring to a college town. College towns offer plays, concerts, sports and great food, plus the opportunity to keep your mind engaged through no-cost or low-cost university courses. Plus, you’ll have access to high-quality health care, often through hospitals associated with the university. Most of the college towns on our top 10 list are also located in tax-friendly states and have a low cost of living.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.