Forbes compared more than 750 locales in America, measuring everything from housing costs and taxes to healthcare and air quality. These are the top 25 cities for retirees. There are summaries of each of the cities along with links to more detailed data and information on each city.
Seeking to be active and engaged, the opportunity to work remotely, and the impact from COVID-19 have all contributed to an interest in finding a new location to retire to. Because the options for and interest in this topic remains strong- I will continue to highlight article to help you find your ideal retirement location.
The end of the article also includes their methodology. They also consider factors that promote an active retirement. These include ratings by walkscore.com for walkability (how easy it is to shop and get to places on foot) and by the League of American Bicyclists on whether dedicated lanes and other measures make it easy to bike around town.
They also take note of ratings in the Milken Institute report on “Best Cities for Successful Aging,’’ which weighs such factors as wellness, health care, transportation and economics.
Note: the photo is of a city that isn’t on the list, but one I am very familiar with! It has many great qualities, but likely falls short due to some of the cost factors. It is listed as the#1 city for biking though.