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Best Cities in Indiana for Retirement Living

The Midwestern state of Indiana might be most well-known for the Indy-500 and the Pacers. Of course, anyone who lives in the Hoosier State also knows it’s home to vast farmlands, the legend of Johnny Appleseed, and the largest children’s museum in the world!


Compared to the rest of the US, Indiana’s cost of living is around 16.3% lower than the national average (according to Best Places). It has a population of just under 7 million people. And, of that number, almost 16% are aged 65 years and older.

Thinking about relocating to Indiana? Here are the best cities in Indiana for retirement living!



Just a short distance from Indianapolis, Brownsburg is a commuter town that offers efficient access to many of the area’s major highways and bi-ways. The area boasts low crime rates and exceptional schools and is home of many NASCAR events and shows.


Located approximately 30 miles west of Louisville, Corydon is a historic community noted on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic buildings and interesting landmarks can be found along the numerous walking tours.


With just over 22,000 residents, Plainfield is quaint and charming to say the least. The corporate headquarters for Duke Energy are located in Plainfield and the town offers some of the best schools in the area. The local town center has recently adapted a ten-year revitalization project.


The beautiful town of Westfield is located just twenty miles from Indianapolis and is a highly youth friendly community. There is an annual Grand Junction Soap Box Derby that takes place in the town each year and is loved by many. A large youth camp was recently constructed and covers over 300 acres of land.


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South Bend

With its population of just over 100,000, South Bend offers dozens of recreational opportunities for those who love the outdoors. There are numerous golf courses and city parks scattered throughout the town. A number of museums featuring specialty niches like the hall of fame football are found in South Bend.


With the nickname Lake City, it is no wonder why Warsaw draws in tourists and residents from around the state. The town is nestled among three different lakes and residents enjoy the beautiful landscape that Warsaw’s nature has to offer. The Municipal Park offers many events that take place year after year, season after season.

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Located in Boone County, Zionsville is a nice little suburb of Indianapolis that features a wide array of shops, hotels, restaurants and attractions. The town is small enough to give off the peaceful and homey feel but holds all of the modern technological amenities that the city has to offer.


Originally published September 29, 2022

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