25 Best Places To Retire In 2017

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Lawrence Kansas
College town (University of Kansas) of 94,000, 40 miles west of Kansas City.
PROS Cost of living 4% below national average, median home price $172,000. High rank on Milken Institute list of best cities for successful aging, adequate physicians per capita. Strong economy. Low serious crime rate. Good air quality. Very bikeable.
CONS Cold winters. State income tax on Social Security earnings.
NOTED Somewhat walkable. New to list.
TRIVIA Named for 19th century abolitionist leader Amos Adams Lawrence.
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