10 Surprising Cities for Retirement

Pittsburgh, Boston, and Los Angeles may be surprising cities to top the list of best places for retirees. But a new study by Bankrate.com says the numbers show that these nontraditional retiree havens may make a perfect spot for retirement.

Bankrate.com scored the 50 largest metros on factors like health care quality; tax burdens; crime rates; living costs; weather; public transportation; cultural activities; percentage of the population over the age of 65; and seniors’ well-being as scored by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index.

The 10 best places to retire in America, according to Bankrate.com, are:

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Boston
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Denver
  5. Providence, R.I.
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
  8. Phoenix
  9. Austin, Texas
  10. Dallas

View the full list of top 50 cities ranked at Bankrate.com.

Source: “Which Are the Best Cities for Retirement? Which Are the Worst?” Bankrate.com (2017)