The Best Places to Retire

Are you getting ready to call it a career and head into the sunset? Here are the best places to retire right now.

 

Old Mill, England

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Courtesy Library of Congress

Old Mill is a working retirement town. Residents take turns working in the old mill where they make bread, pastries and sour mash whiskey. Two times this year a retiree fell in the one of the sour mash whiskey barrels.

 

Calm County, Norway

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Courtesy Library of Congress

Calm County is a special retirement “halfway-house” to help corporate drones transition back to becoming a real person again.

 

Sleep-on-Cotswald, England

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Courtesy Library of Congress

This retirement town is great for people who like to sleep 20-22 hours a day. There are beds in every public building, so all you have to do is plop down and grab a snooze wherever you are.

 

Red Dragon Lake, China

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Courtesy Library of Congress

Red Dragon Lake is one of the fastest growing retirement areas in the world. They offer free coffee, free bingo cards and free trips to the health center after breathing the polluted air in China for more than a month.

 

Slone Salon and Spa, Sweden

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Courtesy Library of Congress

This town was build around ancient spas in a remote area of Sweden.  The boiling spa water coming up form the earth relaxes your body and makes it really easy to make dinner at the same time.

 

Godspire, Scotland

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Courtesy Library of Congress

This historical spire marks the town that has seen more retirees settle than any other part of Scotland. Mostly female retirees, they are attracted to the low rents and Thunder from Down Under show every Thursday at the pub.

 

Emerson Sound, New Hampshire

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Courtesy Library of Congress

Nestled in a picturesque valley in New Hampshire, Emerson Sound has some of the best fishing in five states. However, retirees have opted instead for the 2 for 1 fish fry every week at the St. Agnes Rec Center.

 


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