Hot Springs, Arkansas

Cost-of-Living:  Below the national average

Hot Springs, Arkansas (population 36,000) is a popular tourist spot that attracts a lot of retirees (it even attracted Al Capone back in the day).  With a pretty location in the middle of lakes and rolling hills, it has a mild climate and is home to famous healing spa waters.   Roughly 24% of the population is aged 45-64 and about the same percentage is age 65 and older.

Health care is very good for a city of its size.  There are three general hospitals, and Little Rock, with more medical facilities, is less than an hour away.    Garrett Manor is a Level II assisted living facility.