The Top Ten Most Fun Places to Retire In the U.S.

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Americans are widely known as some of the hardest workers in the world. Many work very long hours, and when they're not in the office, they're catching up on emails. The goal? To get to the point where they can retire.

If you're lucky enough to be able to call it quits, you probably want to settle down somewhere with plenty to do and see. FindTheHome decided to identify the cities in every state with the most attractions per capita for retirees. This includes golf courses, art galleries, movie theaters, bowling alleys, golf and country clubs, tennis courts and universities (for those looking to take some classes). Click through to see the top 10.

 

#10. New York: Great Neck Plaza

 

Population: 6,769

Great Neck Plaza, NY Senior Entertainment Score: 80.05

Art galleries per 10k people: 7.40

Movie theaters per 10k people: 3.00

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 1.48

Tennis courts per 10k people: 2.95

Located in Nassau County, Great Neck Plaza, N.Y., offers residents public parks and a commercial district with a small-town feel.

#9. Illinois: Geneseo

 

Population: 6,717

Geneseo, IL Senior Entertainment Score: 80.05

Art galleries per 10k people: 4.50

Movie theaters per 10k people: 3.00

Bowling establishments per 10k people: 4.50

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 1.49

The 1-screen Central Theater harkens back to those days when going to the movies was an event, and the film of the day was the star. If you're looking to keep your movie-going habits simple, you can't go wrong with this downtown treasure.

#8. California: Del Monte Forest

 

Population: 6,577

Del Monte Forest, CA Senior Entertainment Score: 80.05

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 4.56

Tennis courts per 10k people: 6.08

Situated on the water by Monterey, California, Del Monte Forest offers breathtaking views. Situated close enough to the greater Bay Area, those who reside in Del Monte Forest have immediate access to ocean activities and live near the famed Pebble Beach Resorts.

#7. Florida: Palm Beach

 

Population: 8,523

Palm Beach, FL Senior Entertainment Score: 80.06

Art galleries per 10k people: 25.80

Movie theaters per 10k people: 1.20

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 2.35

Tennis courts per 10k people: 1.17

Talk about a relaxing place to enjoy retirement, Palm Beach, is privy to beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and a booming tourism industry. Living in such a place means restaurants are of top caliber and there is plenty of entertainment for both visitors and locals alike.

#6. Ohio: Chardon

 

Population: 5,162

Chardon, OH Senior Entertainment Score: 80.06

Art galleries per 10k people: 1.90

Movie theaters per 10k people: 3.90

Bowling establishments per 10k people: 3.90

Tennis courts per 10k people: 1.94

Landscaped and sculpted more than 84 years ago, the Chardon Lakes Golf Course has a venerable history you can feel just stepping out onto the green. It's more than a golf course, but an experience.

#5. Kentucky: Hazard

 

Population: 5,279

Hazard, KY Senior Entertainment Score: 80.07

Movie theaters per 10k people: 3.80

Bowling establishments per 10k people: 7.60

Colleges and universities per 10k people: 9.47

Don't let this city's name throw you off; Hazard is home to numerous parks, abundant wildlife, hunting, horse trails and fishing, among other fun and entertaining recreational sports.

#4. Missouri: Branson

 

Population: 10,741

Branson, MO Senior Entertainment Score: 80.08

Art galleries per 10k people: 3.70

Movie theaters per 10k people: 12.10

Bowling establishments per 10k people: 0.90

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 2.79

Colleges and universities per 10k people: 2.79

Welcome aboard the Titanic - it's the message bearing the name of the official Titanic Museum, dedicated to the vessel ship which lost more than 1,500 passengers after sinking on its 1912 maiden voyage. The museum hosts a number of seasonal and holiday musical events, but the piece de resistance is the chance to see the authentic Hartley violin, recused from the wreckage of the real Titanic.

#3. Colorado: Vail

 

Population: 5,304

Vail, CO Senior Entertainment Score: 80.08

Art galleries per 10k people: 18.90

Movie theaters per 10k people: 5.70

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 1.89

Tennis courts per 10k people: 1.89

Vail's reputation as one of the U.S.'s ski capitals precedes itself, so before hitting the piste, pay homage to the grand sport by frequenting the Colorado Ski Museum, a must-visit place for what U.S. News & World Report coins those "powder hounds" amongst us.

#2. Arizona: Sedona

 

Population: 10,069

Sedona, AZ Senior Entertainment Score: 80.09

Art galleries per 10k people: 35.80

Movie theaters per 10k people: 1.00

Golf and country clubs per 10k people: 1.99

Tennis courts per 10k people: 1.99

Colleges and universities per 10k people: 3.97

If you've settled down to retire in Sedona, a stay at a resort might not seem feasible, so go for a day spa instead; the New Day Spa offers all sorts of holistic, exotic treatments like hot stone massage, and facials using the Pevonia Botanica line.

#1. New Mexico: Taos

 

Population: 5,711

Taos, NM Senior Entertainment Score: 80.15

Art galleries per 10k people: 50.80

Movie theaters per 10k people: 5.30

Bowling establishments per 10k people: 1.80

Colleges and universities per 10k people: 5.25

The Taos Center for the Arts showcases art and shows independent films.

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