If you're worn out from traffic, noise and the high cost of living in a busy urban area, you might be tempted to retire somewhere a little more down-home, smaller, with a slower pace of living.

But you still want a nice quality of life, good health care and a sense of community. Well, Topretirements.com has an extensive collection of profiles of towns and over-55 retirement communities. The retirement site, which President John Brady describes as the place "where Baby Boomers go to find their best place to retire," reviews places to retire both in the U.S. and abroad.

Here, we're featuring 30 small towns from their list of 100 most popular places to retire, based on the places with the most reader interest and opinions.

These towns are all smaller than 100,000. A few of them are adjacent to or part of larger metro areas.

(But if you still like the excitement and lifestyle afforded by bigger cities, check out our gallery of the best big cities in the U.S. to retire to.

Here are 30 great little towns to retire in:

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.