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Hendersonville again tops list of best places to retire

Hendersonville once again topped a list of the best places to retire.

Smart Asset, a financial advising company, chose the city based on the level of income and sales tax and number of doctors offices, rec centers and retirement centers.

On taxes, the company "calculated effective rates based on a retiree earning $35,000 annually (from retirement savings, Social Security and part-time employment)," it said. "We subtracted income taxes paid from the gross income to determine disposable income. Sales taxes paid were calculated based on the disposable income being spent on taxable goods."

The city had 7.6 doctors' offices, 1.5 rec centers and 1.3 retirement centers per 1,000 people, the research showed.

Ranking second was Williamston followed by Brevard, Marion, Whiteville, Hickory, Pinehurst, Forest City, Southern Pines and Roxboro.