Retirement, that magical time in life when you leave the workforce behind to enjoy the fruits of your many years of labor, is something I think everyone looks forward to.

The traditional retirement age in the United States is 65, and hopefully, whenever you retire you get to enjoy a long, happy, and healthy retirement. Of course, many retirement-related decisions need to be made ahead of time.

One big decision is where you want to retire. The first states that come to mind are Florida and Arizona, but every state in America has terrific cities to enjoy retirement.

With that in mind, a study was recently done to determine the best cities to retire in each state. As for Wisconsin, there are hidden gems you may want to consider. If you don't like the cold, you could always snowbird elsewhere when winter hits.

To determine the best places to retire in the Badger State, the study analyzed 80 cities with over 10,000 residents.

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It focused on criteria including low cost of living as measured by rent, low crime, things to do (museums, colleges, and libraries in town), nice weather, distance to the closest international airport, and other retirees (high median age).

The 10 Best Places To Retire In Wisconsin

Regarding retirement in Wisconsin, Charlie Berens would be proud. Charming small cities win the day as the most populated city in the Top 10 has 34,500 residents. Let's count them down!

10. Superior

  • Population: 26,562
  • Median Income: $54,935
  • Median Home Price: $198,624
  • Median Rent: $817
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 11 miles

9. Marinette

  • Population: 11,065
  • Median Income: $54,969
  • Median Home Price: $166,215
  • Median Rent: $751
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 48 miles

8. Caledonia

  • Population: 25,277
  • Median Income: $90,346
  • Median Home Price: $327,335
  • Median Rent: $982
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 10 miles

7. Waupun

  • Population: 11,109
  • Median Income: $66,033
  • Median Home Price: $216,145
  • Median Rent: $797
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 63 miles

6. Burlington

  • Population: 11,000
  • Median Income: $80,529
  • Median Home Price: $305,324
  • Median Rent: $939
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 26 miles

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5. Elkhorn

  • Population: 10,253
  • Median Income: $72,958
  • Median Home Price: $310,154
  • Median Rent: $951
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 37 miles

4. Cudahy

  • Population: 18,087
  • Median Income: $66,592
  • Median Home Price: $248,599
  • Median Rent: $949
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 1 mile

3. Manitowoc

  • Population: 34,500
  • Median Income: $60,040
  • Median Home Price: $199,459
  • Median Rent: $743
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 34 miles

2. Cedarburg

  • Population: 12,213
  • Median Income: $79,610
  • Median Home Price: $475,448
  • Median Rent: $1,018
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 24 miles

1. Two Rivers

  • Population: 11,252
  • Median Income: $56,236
  • Median Home Price: $256,600
  • Median Rent: $744
  • Distance to Closest Airport: 35 miles

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The winner is Two Rivers, Wisconsin! You'll find Two Rivers in Manitowoc County. A fun fact is that the city is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae! Located on Lake Michigan, the Two Rivers uses the slogan "Catch our friendly waves".

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Whenever you can retire, here's to finding your perfect place (or places) to settle in and leave all the workday stresses behind.

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