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Best Small Towns Draws Retirees

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These days you read that cities are growing and small towns are disappearing.  Young people are moving to the cities to get a job.  That is what I did 40+ years ago, so I understand that.  But the best small towns have a lot to offer and retiring to one of them is appealing to a lot of folks, especially retirees.

Advantages of the Best Small Towns

Small towns are affordable and that is worth something in  today's economy and also in our retirement.

Technology has greatly improved the appeal of moving to a small town.  Today's Internet, Amazon delivering anything at all you want to purchase to your front door and great phone services makes you feel connected more than ever no matter where you live.

Some say small towns are safer.  Feeling safe when you age is a plus.

Like to get outdoors and smell the roses once in awhile?  In a small town just step outside your door. You will not get run over by a bus.

Been running in the rat race and feeling a little (or a lot) burn out?  Living in a small town is at a more natural pace and you will not feel pushed in the back.  Get rid of the stress living in a small town.

These days the best small towns offer cultural opportunities, learning opportunities, have some great medical facilities and community events of all sorts to made life interesting.  Many small towns have senior centers. 

Charming down towns and even some retirement communities are located in small towns. Small towns have some great traditions in parades, fairs and festivals, and other community events.

Don't give up on small towns.  Check out some of the best small towns.

Robert Fowler,


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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Small towns are wonderful.  Moving from a dense D.C. suburban community to the country was the best thing I ever did. 

However, home values are easily reduced when the cost of gasoline increases.  DANG!!

Sep 18, 2013 09:08 PM #1
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Our retirement home is on an island-pretty small. After awhile-even going shopping on the mainland is a chore. I worry sometimes, that as the outside world fades away-so will we.

Sep 18, 2013 09:13 PM #2
Robert Fowler -
President of Retirement Media Inc. - Braselton, GA
55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities

Lenn, I bet that took courage to do the move.  Glad it worked out.

Barbara, you have the Internet to stay in touch, but I have heard that concern from others.

Sep 19, 2013 07:08 AM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I grew up in a small town and I suspect I will retire here as well.  I like to visit a city, but wouldn't want to live in one.

Sep 21, 2013 10:47 AM #4
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Robert -

Enjoyed your post -
Tammy Lankford lives just outside the "city" where I live! Funny that we "MeetUP here!

AR suggests organizing MeetUPs 4x a year when they give the quarterly special webinar. If you subscribe to KERRIE LaGUARDIA's Blog, you will always get notice of the events near you or may decide to organize one yourself!

Have a happy day -

Sep 21, 2013 10:01 PM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Nice post Robert - I too live in a small town - and with easy access to Portland, Oregon - I feel that it's the best of both worlds. There's just a easier pace in a smaller community.

Sep 22, 2013 03:10 AM #6
Robert Fowler -
President of Retirement Media Inc. - Braselton, GA
55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities

Tammy, I have heard that before. lol.

Lynn, thats for letting me know where to get info on the AR Meetups.  I will subscribe to Kerrie's blog for the notice.

HI Debb, yes I saw your post in the small town group. I was glad to see there is a small town group.

Sep 22, 2013 08:04 AM #7
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