When you decide to retire that doesn’t mean your brain has to retire too! In fact your brain needs more stimulation than ever. The good thing about retirement is that finally, you have the time to supply the required intellectual input. Keep in mind that the location that you decide to pick to retire can be key to that process. Most retirees want to continue learning and there are several communities that boast thriving intellectual centers where cultural activities keep residents (and their brains) as busy and interested as they want to be.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, they consulted their list of more than 1,000 Best Places to Retire and came up with 10 retirement destinations that attract highly educated folks.  Chapel Hill, N.C. was on that list of the most brainiest places to retire. Residents might spend their evenings paddling out in kayaks to watch the stars with an astronomy educator from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

One of the factors for Chapel Hill  being selected for this list is the vast cultural attractions throughout the area. Chapel Hill offers a multitude of activities for residents and tourists. The University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides the ability to look at one of the finest universities for higher education in the United States that also has three art museums. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is the largest natural botanical garden in the southeast. In addition, the area offers many Museums,Planetariums and Centers for Performing Arts.

Other cities across our nation that made the brainiest places to retire list:

• Ann Arbor, Mich.
• Berkeley, Calif.
• Boulder, Colo.
• Brookline, Mass.
• Chapel Hill, N.C.
• Hoboken, N.J.
• Lake Oswego, Ore.
• Reston, Va.
• Upper St. Clair, Pa.
• West Lafayette, Ind.