38. The Woodlands, Texas
This community of approximately 100,000 is a well-kept secret for retirees. The Woodlands offers excellent housing and a low cost of living. The median rent is $1,300, and median home prices are around $300,000.
This town has very low crime, and the weather is lovely and warm. The Woodlands' proximity to Houston gives you access to quality health care just a short drive away.