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If winter weather and some political bumper stickers (you know which ones!) make you want to relocate to somewhere that's generally more hospitable when you retire, you're not alone. Every year, more and more seniors are uprooting themselves and finding friendlier places to settle.

In creating our list of the best places to retire in America, we've considered the essential requirements for a great retirement: cities that offer great weather, a fair cost of living, and high quality of healthcare.

Check out our Top 40 inexpensive places to retire, and see if you can't find something that fits your vision!

40. Scottsdale, Arizona

A resort and golf course in Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona

This community of a little more than 200,000 people offers gorgeous warm weather, beautiful parks, and immaculate streets. Its proximity to Phoenix makes it a fantastic place for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Owing in a large part to the year-round arid weather, Scottsdale and Phoenix are home to world-famous golf courses. Healthcare in Scottsdale is known to be excellent. It should be noted that the Mayo Clinic has one of its three major branches in Scottsdale.

39. Cape Coral, Florida

Aerial view of city and gulf Cape Coral, Florida. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
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Although there will be some rebuilding to do in this city after Hurricane Irma, Cape Coral is a lovely town worthy of your consideration. Cape Coral is located on the west coast of the peninsula and is known for its low crime rate, excellent restaurants, and perpetually sunny Florida weather! The cost of living in Cape Coral is relatively low when compared to the cost of living in Miami or Fort Lauderdale.

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