The bestselling guide to the best places to retire in the United States. Completely revised and updated, Retirement Places Rated is an indispensable reference for the estimated 40 million Americans who will be 65 or older by 2010. Dividing the United States into 18 regions and 200 cities, towns, and counties, retirement quality-of-life expert David Savageau draws a detailed statistical portrait of each locale, ranking each for cost of living, climate, crime, services, employment opportunities, and leisure and recreational amenities. A rundown of the top 30 overall retirement places along with assessment tools, easy-to-read graphs and charts, interpretive commentaries by the author, and extensive appendices help retirees evaluate their relocation choices and make the right move. For the seventh edition, new features include: 22 new places A new chapter on housing, with data on shelter choices (homes, condos, apartments, and mobile homes), plus home prices and property taxes An expanded ambience chapter, and new data on age, education, politics, and diversity An expanded services chapter, with new data on air travel, physician specialties, and hospital services Easy-to-use relocation resources, including Web sites, addresses, books, and other information David Savageau Washington DC has traveled throughout the country since 1982, visiting locations that attract older adults. He wrote the "Quality of Life" column for Expansion Management magazine, and has been a featured speaker at the U.S. Department of State’s quarterly seminars on retirement.