The decision on where to retire has never been more interesting. And based on shifting population demographics and revitalized downtowns in places off the beaten track, it's eye-opening to see what certain American towns have to offer. Whether you are an active retiree who's a bit more comfortable financially or on a strict budget and concerned about the cost of living for a new place to call home, there's a diverse range of places to explore. We explored under-the-radar retirement destinations that offer a range of attractive attributes, including affordable real estate and housing options, low taxes, abundant cultural attractions and outdoor activities, great dining and shopping options, as well as access to medical care and senior services. Check out this list of surprising places for retirement that you might not have considered, and see if any hold appeal for a late-in-life change of location.