2. Rancho Mirage, California
Located in Riverside County, and nestled between Cathedral City and Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage (or just Mirage) is not only famous for its world-class golf courses and exclusive country clubs but some of the famous legends who lived there. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Billie Dove, Gerald, and Betty Ford all called this place home.
One of the main reasons seniors retire here is that it feels like a vacation all year round in this resort city. From hiking, horseback riding, and cycling to playing tennis, swimming, or just lounging by the pool, there are plenty of things to do in this stunning area.
Total population: 17,975
Median list price: $247,250
Percentage of population 65 and older: 51.7%