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America’s Top Places To Retire

As the Baby Boomer generation begins to hit retirement age, millions will be searching for places to retire. So what's the best location to settle down? The answer to that question is just as diverse as the needs, desires and expectations of Boomers themselves.

Although certain destinations may be particularly attractive - for reasons ranging from the weather and availability of health care to tax advantages and property values - there's a wide variety of cities and towns consistently considered the top places to retire.

To find out where these places are, AARP Magazineover the years has ranked retirement destinations under a variety of criteria, from "The Best Places to Live a Simple Life," to the "Healthiest Hometowns" and "The Best Places to Reinvent Your Life". From these lists, CNBC.com has focused on a selection of towns and cities recognized as top places to retire, picking the best and most unique locations from AARP Magazine's overall reviews.

So, where are some of the top places for Baby Boomers (and anyone else, for that matter) to retire in America? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul ToscanoPosted 5 Feb 2010

Source: AARP Magazine || Photo: Tanya Constantine | Getty Images