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City Profiles
Cody, WY

Nestled along the Shoshone River in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin lies Cody, an authentic cowboy town with lots of history. William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody himself helped found this rugged hamlet, and it lives up to its namesake’s reputation. Just 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park, adventurers are surrounded by a vast and beautiful landscape where it’s easy to indulge in hiking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and so much more.

Leesburg, FL
With Walt Disney World just down the road, Leesburg residents can visit the world-famous theme park for an hour or two and return home. Retirees have flocked to Leesburg, northwest of Orlando, for years, and lakes are in every direction. Venetian Garden, dating to the 1930s, is the city’s signature park, with wooden bridges and canals meandering through the 64 acres of tranquility. Many master-planned communities are here, with locals enjoying a low cost of living.

Annapolis, MD
Annapolis is a prime waterfront city steeped in American history. Since the town was formerly the capital of the United States, the past comes alive in the historic district, sometimes called the “museum without walls.” It’s a boater’s paradise, sitting along both the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. The city also is home to the U.S. Naval Academy, established in 1845. Landlubbers enjoy the local theater, ballet and symphony. When it comes to dining, fresh seafood abounds.

Aiken, SC
Courses and horses take the reins in this charming South Carolina community brimming with golf clubs and equestrian activities. Aiken, which sits close to the Georgia border, is just 20 miles from the famed Augusta National Golf Club. Equestrian enthusiasts take great joy in visiting the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in Hopelands Gardens. The city has everything from tranquil woods to a spunky downtown scene, which boasts cafes and shops frequented by students of the University of South Carolina Aiken, as well as tourists and locals.

8 Towns of Tradition

The United States is the melting pot of the world, with multiple nationalities and ethnicities holding onto their own customs, yet blending them with others in a country that celebrates all. These eight cities, known for their traditions, are delightful places for all retirees, no matter their nationality: Fredericksburg, TX (German); Holland, MI (Dutch); Lafayette, LA (Cajun/Creole); New Britain, CT (Polish); Poulsbo, WA (Norwegian); Providence, RI (Italian); Tarpon Springs, FL (Greek); and Winston-Salem, NC (Moravian).

Financial Consultant -- Buying Land with an Eye Toward Retirement
Would-be retirees have a lot to consider before taking the plunge to becoming a land owner. Location, geography, neighbors, taxes, town feel and even seasonal changes all should be taken into account when surveying acreage for retirement, either as a future homesite or an investment. Experts and retirees give their advice.

Roads to Retirement
Florida’s Southwest Coast: Fort Myers to Cape Coral to Naples

Best Neighborhood
Jefferson Landing in Jefferson, NC

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