Your post-work years are a time to improve your golf game, take up a new hobby, or just enjoy a well-deserved break. In these great college towns, you can expand your intellectual horizons too.
Before Mike and Susie Bahnaman decided where to retire, they came up with their priorities: a nearby beach, mountains, and a new course catalog every semester. “We liked the idea of being able to learn about things we didn’t have a chance to study while we worked,” says Mike, who retired from Dow Chemical six years ago. Now the couple, both 59, bone up on everything from history to art at Duke University—and enjoy season tickets to the women’s basketball games.
Like Duke, hundreds of schools welcome retirees back, providing access to university facilities, discounts at campus events, and the chance to take classes with fellow retirees. Many of these programs bear the name of the Bernard Osher Foundation, which funds 120 institutions in 50 states.
For this year’s edition of Best Places to Retire, MONEY identified five towns with notable lifelong-learning programs, as well as other attributes that retirees can appreciate, from low taxes to a!ordable housing to high-quality health care. In all of these places, you can enjoy the traditional trappings of retirement, be it warm weather or water views, and savor a rich intellectual environment too.
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