retired couple on beach

14. Manchester, New Hampshire

Population: 413,035
Share of population age 60-plus: 22 percent
Median monthly mortgage: $2,058
Median monthly rent: $1,191

Manchester is the most populous city in the state of New Hampshire, and this caveat offers retirees two important retirement-era necessities: access to high quality health care as well as multiple job opportunities. Although New Hampshire taxes dividends on investments and the property taxes are high in the state, residents enjoy no state sales tax as well as no earned income tax. Residents of Manchester will enjoy all four seasons; the fall foliage is breathtaking, and winter brings with it the opportunity to enjoy “snow” activities such as skiing. Manchester is home to the Zimmerman House, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.