Best American Cities to Live the Good Life in Retirement

This list of retiree-friendly cities has something for everyone on every budget. You did it. You worked, you saved, you invested. Maybe you raised a family, put kids

through college, and paid off your mortgage. Now you’re ready to retire from working full time. Maybe you want to enjoy all the things you didn’t always have time for --

more travel, more recreation, more reading, more volunteer work -- whatever it is you’ve been itching to do. Do you want sunny weather and beaches, outdoor dining, fishing,

golfing, tennis, boating, horseback riding? Are you seeking nature, wide-open skies, hiking, biking, or kayaking, or do you prefer the excitement of a bustling city with a good

airport nearby? Maybe you want to join a book club, go to the opera, theater, museums, antique shopping, or just walk to the farmers market in the morning. You want good

healthcare, good quality of life and a place that will fit your budget and your lifestyle. To compile this list of retiree-friendly cities, personal finance site WalletHub

used a variety of data sources to compare 182 U.S. cities — including the 150 most populated, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across four key

dimensions: • Affordability, which includes cost of living, taxes, cost of in-home services and adult day health care • Activities, which includes recreation

centers, fishing, golf, museums, theaters, art galleries, book clubs, music venues, and volunteer activities • Quality of life includes the share of population over 65,

elderly friendly labor market, poverty figures, walk score, transportation for seniors, mild weather, crime and air and water quality