10 retirement spots with year-round nice weather

It is possible to avoid both extreme cold and excessive heat in a single retirement location. In these places, the average high temperature in July is less than 90 degrees and the average low in January is above freezing (32 degrees), according to National Climatic Data Center figures.

Royal Palms Beach, San Pedro, erosion
California. Los Angeles and Long Beach both boast warm winters, with January average lows in the upper 40s and July average highs in the lower 80s. It’s cooler in the San Francisco Bay and Santa Barbara areas, where average lows can drop into the lower 40s in winter and average highs can hit the low or mid-70s in summer. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
Florida. Key West, Tampa, and Apalachicola each experience an average high of 90 degrees in July. All three cities have much cooler winters, with an average January low of 65 degrees in Key West, 52 degrees in Tampa, and 43 degrees in Palachicola. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (AP/Wilfredo Lee)
Georgia. In July, Atlanta’s average high is 89 degrees, but temperatures decline to an average low of 34 degrees in January. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (AP/David Goldman)
In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, people relax on the beach in Waikiki in Honolulu. Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the executive order could harm the state's strong tourist economy. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Hawaii. Hawaii’s cities have consistently pleasant weather throughout the year. Honolulu temperatures range from an average low of 66 degrees in January to an average high of 88 degrees in July. Temperatures are also consistently pleasant in Hilo, Kahului, and Lihue. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Durham, North Carolina Skyline
North Carolina. Temperatures in Cape Hatteras hit an average high of 85 degrees in July, which means plenty of opportunities to visit the impressive Atlantic Ocean beaches and wildlife refuge. January’s average low is 39 degrees. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Sean Pavone)
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, the downtown skyline is shown on the west bank of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. As Oregon endures an acute housing shortage, the Legislature is considering making landlords pay tenants for no-cause evictions. The bill would also reverse a law that bans most rent controls, allowing cities and counties to adopt their own rent-controls.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
Oregon. Temperatures range from an average low of about 33 degrees in winter to an average high of 82 degrees in July in Eugene and Salem. Astoria is generally cooler in the summer (67 degrees) and slightly warmer in the winter (37 degrees). (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
This Jan. 13, 2017 photo, shows the ocean view from the Ferro Port lighthouse, at Verdiales Key point on the south coast of Vieques island, Puerto Rico. Vieques, off the east coast of Puerto Rico, boasts gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters and a stunning bioluminescent bay. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico. San Juan has a tropical climate that can get very humid in the summer, with an average high of 87 degrees in July. It cools down to a pleasant 71 degrees in January in this Caribbean island city. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
With its antebellum grandeur, historic churches and cobblestone streets, Charleston, South Carolina, is steepled and steeped in old-world charm.  (Thinkstock)
South Carolina. Charleston has a semi-tropical climate and hot summers; July’s average high is 89 degrees. Winters cool down significantly to an average low of 42 degrees. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhoto)
When springtime rolls around, it's hard to resist the temptation to jump in the car and soak up the country's captivating landscapes -- from the bluebonnets draping the Texas Hill Country to the wind-swept wildflowers covering Big Sky Country.  (Thinkstock)
Texas. Winters are mild in Galveston, where the average January low is a pleasant 50 degrees. July can be sweltering, with an average high of 89 degrees. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/jaredkay)
Home prices in Seattle in February were up a staggering 12.2 percent from a year ago, by far the largest annual gain among big cities. (Thinkstock)
Washington. Most places in Washington have fairly cool summers, with a July average high of 75 in Seattle and just 68 in Quillayute. January lows in both cities are in the mid-30s. Seattle’s legendary rainfall is largely confined to the winter months. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock)
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Royal Palms Beach, San Pedro, erosion
In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, people relax on the beach in Waikiki in Honolulu. Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the executive order could harm the state's strong tourist economy. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Durham, North Carolina Skyline
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, the downtown skyline is shown on the west bank of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. As Oregon endures an acute housing shortage, the Legislature is considering making landlords pay tenants for no-cause evictions. The bill would also reverse a law that bans most rent controls, allowing cities and counties to adopt their own rent-controls.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
This Jan. 13, 2017 photo, shows the ocean view from the Ferro Port lighthouse, at Verdiales Key point on the south coast of Vieques island, Puerto Rico. Vieques, off the east coast of Puerto Rico, boasts gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters and a stunning bioluminescent bay. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
With its antebellum grandeur, historic churches and cobblestone streets, Charleston, South Carolina, is steepled and steeped in old-world charm.  (Thinkstock)
When springtime rolls around, it's hard to resist the temptation to jump in the car and soak up the country's captivating landscapes -- from the bluebonnets draping the Texas Hill Country to the wind-swept wildflowers covering Big Sky Country.  (Thinkstock)
Home prices in Seattle in February were up a staggering 12.2 percent from a year ago, by far the largest annual gain among big cities. (Thinkstock)

[See: Best Places for Snowbirds to Retire.]

[See: 10 Retirement Hot Spots in the U.S.]

[See: 10 Places to Retire on a Social Security Budget.]

Updated on May 12, 2017: This story was originally published on June 25, 2012.

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