The Best Places To Retire


While a lot of us have a long way to go before we can even think of retirement, that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about where we want to spend our later years. But as great as some locations, like say Hawaii, may sound, they may not be ideal for retirement for a variety of reasons, and now a new report reveals which places are the best and worst to live out your golden years.

WalletHub has just come out with their picks for the Best and Worst Places to Retire in the U.S., judging more than 180 cities across 46 key metrics in areas like cost-of living, recreational activities and more. 

Topping the overall list is Orlando, Florida which scores a 60.09 out of 100, getting high marks for affordability and activities, although it’s on the lower half of the scale when it comes to quality of life. Overall, retirees would do pretty well in Florida, with five of the Top Ten cities in the Sunshine state. 

Top Ten Best Places To Retire in the U.S.

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  6. Charleston, SC
  7. Miami, FL
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Cape Coral, FL
  10. Tempe, AZ

On the flipside, Newark, New Jersey is the worst place to retire in the U.S., scoring just a 33.86 out of 100, and coming in close to the bottom for affordability, quality of life and healthcare.

Ten Worst Places to Retire in the U.S.

  1. Newark, NJ
  2. Bridgeport, CT
  3. Warwick, RI
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Stockton, CA
  6. Providence, RI
  7. Bakersfield, CA
  8. Jersey City, NJ
  9. Modesto, CA
  10. Fresno, CA

Click here to see where your city falls.

Source: WalletHub

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