25 Best Places to Retire

Louisville, KY
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Louisville's biggest draws: A vast network of bike and walking paths; professional theater.
Best if you're looking for: Big city
Median home price: $116,000
Top state income tax: 6%

The first Saturday in May, all eyes are on Louisville, home to the Kentucky Derby. Yet there's also plenty else to do and see year-round.

Residents can hear live bluegrass music, museum hop on West Main Street downtown, attend a concert or festival in the 85-acre Waterfront Park, and see local and Broadway shows in the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Keep in shape by biking or strolling the Louisville Loop, a pedestrian path that will eventually span more than 100 miles, connecting many of Louisville's parks, neighborhoods, and attractions.

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Source: OnBoard Informatics; NOAA; Zillow; Trulia; National Association of Realtors; Tax Foundation; MONEY research
Notes: Home cost is median sales price except for Bloomington, Aberdeen, Ottawa, Traverse City, Coeur d'Alene, Fredericksburg, and St. George, which had only median list price available. Security income excluded in all states listed except Utah; most states exclude some pension income.
  @Money - Last updated December 17 2012 10:24 AM ET
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