Are you approaching retirement and considering spending your newfound freedom in different surroundings? Bankrate, a leading financial publication, recently published is list of the 10 best places US cities for retirees. Researchers combed through data on 196 American cities and towns, grading each on a myriad of factors including walkability, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax rates and weather, along with a specialized wellness score for seniors from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The results showed that seniors love Arizona. The state made three showings in the top 10 with Mesa leading the pack, followed by Prescott and Tuscon.
Mesa took the number one spot among the 10, offering bright skies, mild winters, a relatively low cost of living, a myriad of cultural attractions and a high degree of overall well-being, according to Healthways.
Arlington, Virginia ranked second with more than 100 mile of trails, bike lanes and urban walking routes, a low crime rate, ample public transportation and one of the nation’s better health care systems.
Third on the overall list was the quaint Prescott, Arizona. Its motto, “Welcome to everybody’s hometown” proves appropriate, as the town offers minimal traffic, mild winters, 450 miles of recreational trails and a distinct “know-your-neighbor” vibe, researchers say.
The full top 10 list is as follows:
- Mesa, Arizona
- Arlington, Virginia
- Prescott, Arizona
- Tuscon, Arizona
- Des Moines, Iowa
- Denver, Colorado
- Austin, Texas
- Cape Coral, Florida
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Franklin, Tennessee
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