Most Under-Rated Places to Retire from

The trouble with most “best places to retire” lists is that they all tend to have the same towns and cities on them. Topretirements has just published a list of the 20 most under-rated best places to retire - great towns that are overlooked in the usual "Best places to retire" beauty contests.

Online PR News – 13-January-2010 – – Picking towns for “best places to retire” lists can be a lot like selecting prom dates - the bright lights overshadow the deserving candidates who don’t get asked to the big party. All too often the result is "best places to retire myopia" - too many lists that share the same old towns and cities - Asheville, Athens, Austin, Beaufort, etc.

To correct that oversight has just published a list of the 20 best retirement towns that don't tend to make these lists. We looked for towns that we know are terrific, but don’t seem to have the press that their more famous brethren do. Some will be familiar and some will not.

Here are the 20 Most Under-rated places to retire in the U.S.:

1. Bisbee, Arizona
2. Flagstaff,Arizona
3. Eureka,California
4. Jackson, California
5. Klamath Falls, Oregon
6. Yakima, Washington
7. Maryville, Tennessee
8. Huntsville, Alabama
9. New Haven, Connecticut
10. Merritt Island, Florida
11. Warner Robins, Georgia
12. Valdosta, Georgia
13. Columbus, Indiana
14. St. Francisville, Louisiana
15. Brunswick, Maine
16. Salisbury, Maryland
17. Plymouth, Massachusetts
18. Red Wing, Minnesota
19. Vicksburg, Mississippi
20. Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Readers can access links to a detailed review of each town by going to the Topretirements "Most Under-rated Places to Retire" feature at is where baby boomers go to find out their best places to retire.

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