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5 Affordable Places To Retire Near the Beach

GOBankingRates Logo By Jennifer Taylor of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 6: You're getting ready to retire and you want to go to the beach -- possibly every day. Since you don't currently live in a coastal community, this means you're going to need to pack up and move. See Our List: 100 Most Influential Money ExpertsCheck Out: 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Reach Your Retirement Goals Living near the beach has been your dream for years. However, since you'll be on a fixed income, you need to find an affordable spot. In August, the median home listing price in the U.S. was $435,000, according to Realtor.com. You might be willing to pay to live by the beach, but you don't want to stretch your budget too far. Thankfully, there are plenty of beach towns that offer the best of both worlds -- affordable living and a large population of seniors. Choosing one of these retirement hot spots will offer plenty of opportunities to make friends while living within your means. Here's a look at five affordable U.S. beach towns for retirees, so you can start planning your new life on the beach.

You're getting ready to retire and you want to go to the beach -- possibly every day. Since you don't currently live in a coastal community, this means you're going to need to pack up and move.

See Our List: 100 Most Influential Money Experts
Check Out: 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Reach Your Retirement Goals

Living near the beach has been your dream for years. However, since you'll be on a fixed income, you need to find an affordable spot.

In August, the median home listing price in the U.S. was $435,000, according to Realtor.com. You might be willing to pay to live by the beach, but you don't want to stretch your budget too far.

Thankfully, there are plenty of beach towns that offer the best of both worlds -- affordable living and a large population of seniors.

Choosing one of these retirement hot spots will offer plenty of opportunities to make friends while living within your means. Here's a look at five affordable U.S. beach towns for retirees, so you can start planning your new life on the beach.

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