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Where to Retire described Edmonds as a lovely, walkable waterfront community rich in amenities with small town charm—and somewhat more affordable than its big-city neighbor, Seattle. Transportation is a plus: it boasts a ferry terminal, Amtrak line, freeway access and now nearby airline flights out of Paine Field. Excellent healthcare, recreational riches, shops and the culinary arts round out its appeal.

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NW Best Place to Retire Annual ‘Round-Up’

Northwest Prime Time’s annual round-up of Best Places to Retire in Washington State is upon us. Reporting from the usual suspects— Forbes, MoneyWise, Kiplinger, Where to Retire, WalletHub, TopRetirements and others— shows Washington retirement destinations falling off many national lists.