If you've ever traveled to Europe, it might have seemed a tad expensive. But if you live among locals and know where to look, you could retire there and have that European lifestyle you long for on less than $35,000 a year. International Living, a site that provides information for retirees looking to move overseas, has identified seven communities where the weather is good and a relaxed Old World lifestyle is surprisingly affordable.

All of these places are in the EU Schengen Area - Americans can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days within an 180-day period. To stay longer than 90 days, you must apply for a residency permit from that country.

Here are seven beautiful places where you can retire to Europe, and enjoy a high quality of life in good weather on less than $35,000 a year.