There's a familiar name among the list of Kiplinger's sixteen great small towns for early retirement: Newark, DE!
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"Small towns can pack in big benefits for young retirees: little to no traffic, tight-knit communities, typically lower living costs and some peace and quiet. And you don't necessarily have to lose out on important big-city amenities—such as ample job opportunities (should you decide to dip back into the workforce for some extra income in your early retirement), diverse cultural attractions and an active nightlife—to settle down in one.
We pinpointed 50 great places in the U.S. for early retirees—one in each state—focusing on living costs, median incomes and poverty rates for residents ages 45 to 64, as well as local tax environments and labor markets. Of our 50 picks, these 16 towns boast modest populations that won't overwhelm your retirement."
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