5 Best, Worst US Cities for Retirees

Florida is home to 3 of the top 5
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2018 10:05 AM CDT
5 Best, Worst US Cities for Retirees
Florida has more to offer retirees than beaches.   (Getty Images/Image Source)

Florida really is the place to be for retirees. The Sunshine State is home to three of the top five retirement-friendly US cities, according to WalletHub, which ranked the most populated cities across the nation, based on affordability, recreational activities, quality of life, and health care. Living in top-ranked cities could mean retiring a few years earlier than those living elsewhere. The best and worst, with a score out of 100:


  1. Orlando, Fla.: 60.1
  2. Scottsdale, Ariz.: 59.4
  3. Tampa, Fla.: 58.5
  4. Denver: 58.3
  5. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: 57.8


  1. Newark, NJ: 33.9
  2. Bridgeport, Conn.: 34.8
  3. Warwick, RI: 35.7
  4. Baltimore: 35.8
  5. Stockton, Calif.: 36.4
Click for the full list, or see the best and worst states for retirees. (More retirement stories.)

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