MOVING INTO RETIREMENT
As retirement nears, many people make lists of possible locations for their golden years. Some even look outside the country to take advantage of the currency exchange and other benefits, although that presents challenges. Plenty of U.S. locales are getting buzz on retirement-focused blogs and forum postings but little attention as top destinations for retirees. Cheapism.com compared indicators such as cost of living and median home prices in these locales against the national averages, as reported by Sperling's Best Places, to come up with 13 destinations that deserve a closer look.