The 30 Best Places to Retire in America

25. Cape Coral, Florida

Home to a larger population of 725,000, this city is full of attractions for every age. Known as the Waterfront Wonderland, there are over 400 miles of navigable waterways. In fact, Cape Coral has more canals than any other city in the world. Visit one of over 30 recreational parks, such as Sun Splash Park or visit the city marina and yacht basin. Even if you’re not a sailor, you can enjoy the sailing community and seaside town.

Do you like playing golf or fancy taking up the sport? There are seven courses to choose from. One of the major industries in the area is health care. The median home price is $ 235,000 with a median household income of $52,527. The cost of living is three percent above the national average, but the town also has a 4.6 percent job growth rate.

There are also many ecological preserves where you can see the unusual local wildlife. Visit Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve or the Gulf beaches at Sanibel Island and Fort Meyers. There are many cultural attractions like live performances at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. You can visit the Art Studio, Cape Coral Art League, Cultural Park Theater or Historical Museum. There is so much to see and do in the beautiful town of Cape Coral.