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When it comes to retirement locations, the Pine Tree State in the northeast corner of the USA may not come readily to mind.  But for those who love access to the ocean, scenic woodlands, charming historic towns, and the freshest seafood, Maine certainly deserves a look.

Among the criteria that SmartAsset used to judge the towns was access to healthcare, recreation, and retirement communities. Here are the top 10 towns for retirees in Maine:

  • Kennebunk
  • Belfast
  • Rockland
  • Yarmouth
  • Topsham
  • Brunswick
  • Waterville
  • Ellsworth
  • August
  • Old Town

Kennebunk offers historic charm and access to beaches, while Belfast and Rockland are situated on Penobscot Bay. Rockland is the home of the annual Maine Lobster Festival.

Yarmouth is another coastal town while Topsham is just north of the largest city of Portland.  Two college towns are Brunswick (Bowdoin) and Waterville (Colby), with the cultural amenities academia offers.

Ellsworth is in the lake country of eastern Maine, and Augusta is the state capital. Old Town is on the shores of Pushaw Lake, offering the ultimate outdoor experience.

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