Many of us still have decades of hard work ahead before we can even think about retiring, but it’s something a lot of Americans dream of doing. Having the finances to retire comfortably is a concern, and so is finding the ideal location to spend those golden years. Some locations may offer the weather and lifestyle retirees want, but they can be pricey. A new report reveals where folks can find the best quality of life in their post-working era.
- WalletHub has just released their annual list of the Best and Worst Places to Retire in the U.S.
- They ranked 182 cities across 45 key metrics related to retiree-friendliness in the main areas of Affordability, Activities, Quality of Life and Health Care.
- The best place to retire in 2023 is Tampa, Florida, which is number five for activities and 26th for quality of life.
- Overall, Florida seems to still be a great state for retirees, as it’s home to four of the top 10 cities.
- The number one city for affordability is Montgomery, Alabama, while Washington, D.C. claims the top spot for activities. For quality of life, Pearl City, Hawaii, comes in first and the number one city for health care is South Burlington, Vermont.
- At the bottom of the list is Stockton, California, making it the worst place to retire. It’s 180th for activities and 175th for health care.
Top 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.
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- Tampa, Florida
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Miami, Florida
- Casper, Wyoming
- Denver, Colorado
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Atlanta, Georgia
The 10 Worst Places to Retire in the U.S.
- Stockton, California
- Newark, New Jersey
- Bakersfield, California
- San Bernardino, California
- Detroit, Michigan
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Wichita, Kansas
- Rancho Cucamonga, California
- Vancouver, Washington
- Baltimore, Maryland