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    Ames names 17th best place in country to retire

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    As a matter of fact, Iowa is not flat.

    Gently rolling hills surround Ames, where residents of all ages spend leisure time in its 36 parks, -- which are connected by nearly 60 miles of recreational paths and bike trails -- in the new $10.4 million aquatic center or in the charming downtown, which is a hub of shops and restaurants. Of course, grandchildren may be more drawn to the hipper "Campustown" near the Iowa State University campus.

    While they're exploring there, seniors can find campus courses covering everything from Copernicus to Mediterranean cooking. For a more artsy education, head to the Octagon Center for the Arts for adult classes ranging from salsa dancing and creative writing to painting and stained glass.
    25 Best Places to Retire - Ames, IA (17) - CNNMoney.com



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    Re: Ames names 17th best place in country to retire

    The only thing that will come into consideration when I retire is how many days of the year I can play golf. Anything less than 365 won't be considered. Sorry Ames:)



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    Re: Ames names 17th best place in country to retire

    2 other Big 12 schools ahead of us. and Duke is number 1, another reason to hate Duke.



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    Re: Ames names 17th best place in country to retire

    There are a lot of college towns on that list. I really don't see a college town as being the kind of place I want to retire too.



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    Re: Ames names 17th best place in country to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    There are a lot of college towns on that list. I really don't see a college town as being the kind of place I want to retire too.
    It's EXACTLY what I want. Lots of sports and fast food.



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    Re: Ames names 17th best place in country to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    There are a lot of college towns on that list. I really don't see a college town as being the kind of place I want to retire too.
    Miami?



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