Your retirement planning may include visions of a home close to the beach, mountains or a lake. Or maybe you're hoping for a Main Street kind of place, a walkable community or a budget-friendly locale.
Bankrate researched median home prices in some of the United States' top retirement spots, as outlined in "America's 100 Best Places to Retire," edited by Elizabeth Armstrong.
Median home prices in the 10 places Bankrate selected from the book's "top" lists range from $125,000 in Danville, Ky., to $639,500 in Carlsbad, Calif., with many homes priced in the high $100,000s to the low $200,000s.
Here's what you can expect from among the best places to retire in the U.S.:
|Danville, Ky.||Saugatuck-Douglas, Wis.||Athens, Ga.|
|Carlsbad, Calif.||Annapolis, Md.||Woodstock, Vt.|
|Asheville, N.C.||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho||Naples, Fla.|