Good east coast retirement cities?
Wife and I are looking to retire and get out of upstate NY. I need to buy a house somewhere between central Maine and the Carolinas that's a good retirement town and where I can put a mooring for my sailboat, and minimize dependence on marinas.
I know that's a pretty wide area. But it's so big that it's hard to know where to start, short of throwing a dart at a map. There are a bizzilion "10 best cities to retire" pages in the internet--seems you can find any city in the US in one of them.
Does anyone know of a city/town/community they'd want to recommend for retirement with a cruising sailboat in the family?
PS--Want an upstate NY farm? I'll throw in a show shovel.
Thanks for any help.