No. 4 Best Places to Retire in the US: Bellingham, Washington
Sure it’s a northern city (well, West Coast north, anyway), but the coastal home of Western Washington University offers low crime, walkable areas, and a car ferry to Alaska. The college town is a mix of young and old, which keeps the retirees youthful with a variety of continuing education opportunities. Add in the amazing outdoor setting, and you’re watching dazzling sunsets through the remainder of your golden years.