These Are The BEST and WORST 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 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.
  • They judged more than 180 cities across 46 key metrics ranking them in areas like Affordability, Activities, Quality of Life and Health Care
  • Topping the list for another year is Orlando, Florida which scores a 61.02 out of 100.
  • Orlando gets getting high marks for affordability and activities.
  • Overall, retirees would do pretty well in Florida, with four of the Top Five cities in the Sunshine state.
  • When it comes to affordability, Montgomery, Alabama, which ranks 82nd overall, is tops.
  • As for the best quality of life, Fremont, California ranks at number one, although the city ranks 118th overall.

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

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Tampa, FL
  3. Charleston, SC
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  6. Scottsdale, AZ
  7. Casper, WY
  8. Minneapolis, MN
  9. Jackson, MS
  10. Denver, CO
  • On the flipside, Newark, New Jersey is the worst place to retire in the U.S., scoring just a 37.16 out of 100, and landing in the bottom ten for both affordability and quality of life 

Ten Worst Places to Retire in the U.S.

  1. Newark, NJ
  2. Stockton, CA
  3. Bridgeport, CT
  4. Warwick, RI
  5. San Bernardino, CA
  6. Baltimore, MD
  7. Pearl City, HI
  8. Jersey City, NJ
  9. Detroit, MI
  10. Wichita, KS

Click here to see where your city falls.

Source:WalletHub

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