2017 Best Counties to Retire in America

Explore the best counties to retire in the U.S. based on number of retirees, weather, and access to healthcare and entertainment. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, CDC, and other data sources.

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Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Citrus County

    • County in Florida
    • 1 review
  2. 2

    Pamlico County

    • County in North Carolina
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    Indian River County

    • County in Florida
    • 1 review
    Niche User:There are many places to eat, beautiful beaches, excellent parks, great schools and colleges. It is a wonderful place to visit,go to school and live.
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  4. 5

    Sarasota County

    • County in Florida
    • 67 reviews
    Current Resident:I've lived here for 1 1/2 years now and really love this artsy, beach side community! Our kids are thriving in the public schools here, outside activities are endless, and the beaches are breathtaking. Sarasota has many wonderful cultural and fine dining opportunities as well. There's something for everyone in Sarasota!
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  5. 6

    Collier County

    • County in Florida
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    Lee County

    • County in Florida
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:It's a friendly neighborhood where everyone knows each other.
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  7. 8

    Tucker County

    • County in West Virginia
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    Martin County

    • County in Florida
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    Baxter County

    • County in Arkansas
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    Highlands County

    • County in Florida
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    Big Stone County

    • County in Minnesota
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    Izard County

    • County in Arkansas
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    Sumter County

    • County in Florida
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    Rains County

    • County in Texas
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    Middlesex County

    • County in Virginia
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:The safety in The area of Stormont rd in Saluda, VA is Pretty great. there usually isn't much crime or violence going on unless you are just a negative person and create it yourself. I'm 19 years old and I can not think of the last time I have ever heard one thing bad go on in this area.
    More about Middlesex County
  16. 19

    Llano County

    • County in Texas
    • 7 reviews
    Current Resident:Llano is a town that has a lot to offer for everyone whether you are coming here to raise your children, retire or just visit. If you are wanting to get away from the big city and want to settle in for a more simple way of life, Llano is the community for you. Our schools are exceptional with many opportunities for your children such as academics, sports and we have some of the best teachers in Texas. If you are ready to retire, Llano has much to offer. There are many activities for retirees such as clubs, community government and civic organizations. If you are here for just a visit, the people of Llano welcome you with open arms. They enjoy and depend on your interest in the town. It is a community full of history that goes back decades and will continue to be a gem of the “Hill Country”.
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    Ritchie County

    • County in West Virginia
    • 1 review
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    Custer County

    • County in South Dakota
    • 2 reviews
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    Ida County

    • County in Iowa
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    Burt County

    • County in Nebraska
    • 1 review
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    Sac County

    • County in Iowa