Best Small Towns In The U.s. For Retirees

Greer, a small town in upstate South Carolina with 39,000 residents, features a restored downtown, excellent pedestrian access, and attractive glittering lights.

1. Greer, South Carolina

From weekly farmers markets and Thursday night food trucks to annual festivals and holiday celebrations, this lovely town has something going on.

Greer, South Carolina

Just over 14,700 people live in this south-central Arizona hamlet in the northern Sonoran Desert, 60 miles from Phoenix.

2. Coolidge, Arizona

For health or personal reasons, retirees who live in the desert should expect exceptionally scorching summers, with July averaging 106 degrees.

Coolidge, Arizona

This little village lies on the Tuckasegee River near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park south entrance.

3. Dillsboro, North Carolina

With fewer than 300 residents, Dillsboro retains its 19th-century railroad town charm.

Dillsboro, North Carolina

Fredericksburg, Texas Hill Country's 11,000-person town, was founded in 1846 by German immigrants and reflects their legacy in food, architecture, and culture.

4. Fredericksburg, Texas

Living near more than 100 wineries and as a Dark Sky Community with light pollution reduction measures will please wine lovers and stargazers.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Cedar Key is one of Florida's tiniest and most picturesque towns.

5. Cedar Key, Florida

Florida retirees benefit from no state income tax and Cedar Key's cheap to moderate cost of living.

Cedar Key, Florida

Paso Robles, with 31,000 population, sits midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

6. Paso Robles, California

Its walkable downtown has coffee shops, premium restaurants, stores, galleries, breweries, wine tasting rooms, and entertainment.

Paso Robles, California

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