Best places to retire in Missouri

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May 3, 2021
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Best places to retire in Missouri

For many people, retirement is the reward after decades of working and raising a family. After all that anticipation, deciding where to spend that precious time can be a tough decision, so Stacker looked to data and rankings from Niche to compile a list of the best places to retire in Missouri. Niche ranks places to retire based on a variety of factors including cost of living, health care, recreation, and weather. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

Many retirees seek out easy access to indoor and outdoor recreation, from walking trails and water access to museums and theaters. Many desirable retirement destinations also have good proximity to major cities, ripe with arts, culture, and health care resources. But those choice locations carry the key drawback of a high cost of living, often due to pricey housing costs, that will not suit retirees often on fixed incomes. Low crime rates make a difference, as well.

Keep reading to discover the best places to retire in Missouri.

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#25. Lake Winnebago

- Population: 1,113
- Median home value: $413,000 (98% own)
- Median rent: $1,667 (2% rent)
- Median household income: $116,875

- Pictured: 12 Buffalo Ridge Dr, Lake Winnebago ($899,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#24. Sappington

- Population: 7,484
- Median home value: $211,800 (72% own)
- Median rent: $863 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $60,743

- Pictured: Davana Dr Lot 2, Saint Louis ($849,900, 5 bedrooms)
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#23. Lexington

- Population: 4,555
- Median home value: $122,500 (61% own)
- Median rent: $636 (39% rent)
- Median household income: $58,483

- Pictured: 13845 Higginsville Rd, Lexington ($1.5 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#22. Oakland

- Population: 1,713
- Median home value: $318,500 (81% own)
- Median rent: $1,176 (19% rent)
- Median household income: $107,500

- Pictured: 124 N Holmes Ave, Oakland ($899,000, 5 bedrooms)
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#21. Branson

- Population: 11,416
- Median home value: $157,500 (41% own)
- Median rent: $857 (59% rent)
- Median household income: $46,319

- Pictured: 218 Lenhart Ln, Branson ($3.0 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#20. Webster Groves

- Population: 22,951
- Median home value: $296,800 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,349 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $102,759

- Pictured: 103 Glen Rd, Saint Louis ($1.5 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#19. Ellisville

- Population: 9,661
- Median home value: $250,700 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,130 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $79,563

- Pictured: 1630 Bentshire Ct, Ellisville ($995,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#18. Forsyth

- Population: 2,549
- Median home value: $118,600 (64% own)
- Median rent: $659 (36% rent)
- Median household income: $39,476

- Pictured: 149 Hodge Hollow Rd, Forsyth ($499,500, 3 bedrooms)
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#17. Crestwood

- Population: 11,865
- Median home value: $208,600 (87% own)
- Median rent: $952 (13% rent)
- Median household income: $84,714

- Pictured: 9791 E Watson Rd, Saint Louis ($710,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#16. Des Peres

- Population: 8,619
- Median home value: $449,800 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,870 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $150,800

- Pictured: 12509 Springdale Ln Unit Tbb, Saint Louis ($1.8 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#15. Lake Ozark

- Population: 1,858
- Median home value: $297,400 (71% own)
- Median rent: $794 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $64,881

- Pictured: 1107 Beacon Point Cir, Lake Ozark ($3.3 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#14. Ballwin

- Population: 30,252
- Median home value: $261,900 (83% own)
- Median rent: $1,138 (17% rent)
- Median household income: $98,750

- Pictured: 267 Meadowbrook Country Club Est, Ballwin ($875,000, 3 bedrooms)
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#13. Richmond Heights

- Population: 8,500
- Median home value: $253,700 (56% own)
- Median rent: $1,035 (44% rent)
- Median household income: $82,261

- Pictured: 105 Lake Forest Dr, Saint Louis ($2.0 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#12. Shrewsbury

- Population: 6,150
- Median home value: $174,300 (63% own)
- Median rent: $915 (37% rent)
- Median household income: $59,313

- Pictured: 7404 Lansdowne Ave, Saint Louis ($399,900, 4 bedrooms)
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#11. Mount Vernon

- Population: 4,505
- Median home value: $106,400 (62% own)
- Median rent: $584 (38% rent)
- Median household income: $42,689

- Pictured: 11730 Lawrence 2121, Mount Vernon ($649,900, 4 bedrooms)
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#10. Ladue

- Population: 8,601
- Median home value: $831,800 (99% own)
- Median rent: $1,490 (1% rent)
- Median household income: $214,875

- Pictured: 20 Upper Warson Rd, Saint Louis ($9.9 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#9. Kirkwood

- Population: 27,708
- Median home value: $315,000 (75% own)
- Median rent: $1,074 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $90,730

- Pictured: 740 N Taylor Ave, Kirkwood ($1.6 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#8. Kimberling City

- Population: 2,665
- Median home value: $158,200 (75% own)
- Median rent: $542 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $59,267

- Pictured: 205 Hunters Glenn Ln, Kimberling City ($2.5 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#7. Weatherby Lake

- Population: 2,088
- Median home value: $367,100 (95% own)
- Median rent: $2,039 (5% rent)
- Median household income: $127,321

- Pictured: 7617 NW Westside Dr, Weatherby Lake ($1.1 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#6. Village of Four Seasons

- Population: 2,371
- Median home value: $216,700 (86% own)
- Median rent: $861 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $74,479

- Pictured: 142 Lakeview Ct, Four Seasons ($1.5 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#5. Chesterfield

- Population: 47,605
- Median home value: $379,800 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,200 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $113,315

- Pictured: 42 Pacland Estates Dr, Chesterfield ($4.0 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#4. Clarkson Valley

- Population: 2,614
- Median home value: $642,700 (100% own)
- Median rent: No data available (0% rent)
- Median household income: $175,125

- Pictured: 2103 Kehrs Mill Rd, Chesterfield ($1.3 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#3. Creve Coeur

- Population: 18,538
- Median home value: $402,300 (69% own)
- Median rent: $1,244 (31% rent)
- Median household income: $96,319

- Pictured: 15 Williamsburg Rd, Saint Louis ($2.7 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#2. Warson Woods

- Population: 2,046
- Median home value: $444,100 (98% own)
- Median rent: $1,450 (2% rent)
- Median household income: $150,417

- Pictured: 735 Havenwood Circle Dr, Saint Louis ($1.1 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#1. Town and Country

- Population: 11,077
- Median home value: $734,800 (85% own)
- Median rent: $1,195 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $192,983

- Pictured: 3 Serendipity Cir, Town and Country ($4.0 million, 3 bedrooms)

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