19 of the best US cities for retirees, where the weather is nice, crime rates are low, and you can walk anywhere
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- WalletHub recently ranked the best cities for retirement, considering quality of life as one of the factors.
- To decide which cities offered the best quality of life, WalletHub considered the percentage of the population over age 65, walk scores, crime rates, and water and air quality.
- The cities that came out on top were Scottsdale, Arizona; Fremont, California; and Henderson, Nevada.
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Retiring in the right place is essential, but for seniors, some cities are just better than others.
WalletHub looked at the quality of life for retirees in nearly 200 cities across the US. The site considered factors like the percentage of the population over age 65 from the US Census Bureau, walkability data from Walk Score, WalletHub's weather rankings, crime rates, and air and water quality.
Among the cities that made the top 19 cities, Henderson, Nevada took the top spot. Other contenders included San Jose, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Here are WalletHub's top 19 cities for quality of life in retirement, along with their respective percentages of the population over age 65 from the US Census Bureau, the city's walkability score out of 100, and the city's weather ranking out of 100.
19. Chula Vista, California
18. Madison, Wisconsin
17. Casper, Wyoming
16. Boise, Idaho
15. Cape Coral, Florida
14. Pembroke Pines, Florida
13. Santa Clarita, California
12. San Diego, California
11. Gilbert, Arizona
10. Anaheim, California
9. Colorado Springs, Colorado
8. Reno, Nevada
7. Santa Rosa, California
6. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. San Jose, California
4. Glendale, California
3. Scottsdale, Arizona
2. Fremont, California
1. Henderson, Nevada
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