5 Best and Worst Cities for Retirees Arlington, Va., is the place to be By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Jun 28, 2016 11:35 AM CDT 22 comments Comments Life is sweet in Arlington, says Bankrate. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Worried about retirement? Consider a move to Arlington, Va. Bankrate has just ranked 196 US cities based on cost of living, crime rate, walkability, quality of health care, state and local taxes, weather, culture, and personal well-being for seniors. The 10 cities to note: The best: Arlington, Va. Alexandria, Va. Franklin, Tenn. Silver Spring, Md. West Des Moines, Iowa And the worst: Niagara Falls, NY Milford, Conn. New Haven, Conn. San Bernardino, Calif. Cheektowaga, NY See the full list or Bankrate's top 10 states for retirement.