10 Best US Cities to Retire (2017)


Annual list identifies and ranks America’s top cities for retirement


These days, the word “retirement” doesn’t have the same connotations it used to (we’re looking at you, shuffleboard and early bird specials!). In 2017, retirement means freedom.

Today’s seniors are in search of a lifestyle as diverse and dynamic as they are. While many folks will choose to remain where they’ve spent most of their lives and built their communities, others will look for new adventures in a different location — and deciding where that place will be is an extremely important choice.

Livability.com has the answer with its Top 10 Best Places to Retire, 2017. Their experts examined surveys and data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Medicare, Esri, NOAA, Walk Score, the EPA and other sources, and crunched the numbers to determine the best US cities for retirees. Research shows that seniors care most about health care, climate, crime rates, cost of living, housing costs and access to recreational activities — we found 10 cities that deliver on all counts, each offering a totally different lifestyle to fit a wide range of tastes and interests. 

“This year’s retirement cities list perfectly reflects the diverse, dynamic lifestyles of today’s retirees,” says Winona Dimeo-Ediger, managing editor of Livability.com. “Some of these cities might surprise you, which is a good thing, because retirement looks very different in 2017 than it has in the past.”

Top 10 Best Places to Retire, 2017:

Walnut Creek, CA

Reno, NV

Boca Raton, FL

Plano, TX

Sioux Falls, SD

Vancouver, WA

Birmingham, AL

Littleton, CO

Bismarck, ND

Salt Lake City, UT.

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