9 Non-Beach Towns Retirees Are Flocking To

Fredericksburg sits in central Texas, offering wineries, restaurants, and easy travel to other Texan cities. Housing costs are high, with a median price of $475,000, above the national median.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Atlanta is a booming metro area with activities for retirees, from city parks to attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. Enjoy a vibrant and active retirement here.


Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is perfect for retirees wanting to keep learning. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers various educational opportunities for older residents.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains' foothills, Greenville boasts new restaurants, shops, and the beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy. It s a charming spot for a relaxed retirement.

Greenville, South Carolina

Madison, home to the University of Wisconsin and the state s capital, offers a quaint downtown filled with restaurants, coffee shops, and microbreweries. Enjoy city performances and vibrant college town life.

Madison, Wisconsin

Located in the Pocono Mountains, Stroudsburg offers hiking, casino gambling, and numerous golf courses. It s an ideal spot for retirees seeking diverse outdoor and leisure activities.

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Explore Huntsville s U.S. Space & Rocket Center and NASA s Marshall Space Flight Center. The city also offers tours exploring the civil rights movement, blending history with space exploration.

Huntsville, Alabama

Denver, Colorado, is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with skiing in winter and hiking and golfing in summer. The city's international airport makes travel easy for those who love to explore.


Retire at a leisurely pace in Indianapolis. Known for the Indianapolis 500, the city also offers shops, theaters, and restaurants in a walkable downtown area, perfect for relaxed exploration.