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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Glendora, CA

Idaho has become the Mecca of retirement for the pensioned California firemen and police. There pensions are almost 100% of what their salaries were. That's why we are broke, here in California. Even our tax money gets spent in Idaho, via pensions.

ny, NY

The site Retirement And Good Living has a list of the top 10 retirement locations in the US and also the top 10 overseas. It also has a great blog of posts by guests. Many of the posts are from people who retired overseas.

Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

These lists are useful, but only to a point. Some of these states are huge, and different parts have massively different advantages and disadvantages. There is a huge difference between Chicago and northwestern Illinois, between Las Vegas and Elko, and between Oakland and Monterey.

I think any retiree could find a pleasant place to live in any state. And some of the places recommended on this list might be easy on my wallet, my health, and my safety, but I would curl up and die from boredom in just a few months.

I think the snowbirds have hit on the best solution. Summers up north, winters in the south.

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