The Best Beach Towns to Retire in the U.S.

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Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville boasts 22 miles of white-sand beaches along the Atlantic coast. Movie nights and musical events are frequently hosted at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.

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Myrtle Beach,South Carolina

Myrtle Beach attracts plenty of tourists with its SkyWheel,boardwalk & Atlantic Ocean beaches.The low cost of living makes it affordable for retiree to live near the beach

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Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola scores high marks for desirability, with many people age 45 and older expressing an interest in moving to the area.

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Located about halfway between Miami and Orlando, Port St. Lucie is more laid back and affordable than these larger cities. 

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Port St. Lucie, Florida

The Fort Myers metro area is located along the Caloosahatchee River near Florida's Gulf Coast. The mild winter weather makes Fort Myers a popular beach retirement destination.

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Fort Myers, Florida

Located along the Gulf Coast and the Tampa Bay, Tampa has the powdery sand and swaying palm trees of a beach destination as well as the skyscrapers

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Tampa, Florida

Melbourne is an affordable beach town for retirement. The median home price is $1,361 per month with a mortgage or $1,068 to rent.

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Melbourne, Florida

Homeowners age 60 and older pay a median of $1,282 per month with a mortgage, and the median rent is $1,076 per month.

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Daytona Beach, Florida

Retirees pay a median of $1,869 per month for a house with a mortgage or a median of $1,317 monthly to rent

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Naples, Florida

Sarasota's picturesque beaches, including Lido Key and Siesta Key, draw many visitors and retirees to the area.

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Sarasota, Florida

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