After putting in too many hours of hard work during the first half of your life, you certainly deserve to live in a city and state that has the type of surroundings and lifestyle you are looking for in retirement. But the lifestyle and amenities that are important to one person are drastically different from another person. Fortunately, there are so many outstanding choices all over the U.S., that you can choose the best city that fits your personality and what is best for you and your family. It was difficult, but we narrowed down the best U.S. cities in which to find an apartment retire, based on Forbes’ list of “Best Places to Retire in 2015”.
Top 10 U.S. Cities to Retire
- Asheville, NC: This stunningly scenic city has a strong economy and a cost of living that is three percent below the national average. It also boasts an abundance of doctors and a culture that is into healthy lifestyles. But what we like best about this city is that it is in the heart of some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.S.
- Blacksburg, VA: The great Northeastern city is a bustling college town that boasts a strong economy, a reasonable cost of living, a low crime rate and above average air quality. In addition to its natural beauty, we like this city for retirees because of its high Milken aging rating (which takes into account 78 different factors that affect seniors’ quality of life).
- Boise, ID: This beautiful city is a great place to live for those who love the outdoors, since it is very bicycle-friendly and there are plenty of hiking trails. Like other cities we chose, it boasts a strong economy, a lower than average cost of living, a low crime rate and a high Milken aging rank.
- Cape Coral, FL: The temperatures in this city near the ocean are pleasant year-round, and you are surrounded by palm trees and gorgeous scenery. As an added bonus, the cost of living is four percent below the national average and the city boasts higher than average air quality and a low serious crime rate.
- Casper, WY: One simply feels healthy surrounded by mountains and trees in this scenic, mille-high city. Arts and culture are important to these residents, and the city boasts high-quality hospitals. Casper’s cost of living is at the national average and it has a high Milken aging rank.
- Colorado Springs, CO: Residents of this great Western city have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful Pike’s Peak whenever they would like. Colorado Springs also sports a great biking environment, a high Milken aging rating and an atmosphere of volunteerism.
- Columbia, MO: The cost of living in this college town is an impressive five percent below the national average. It boasts abundant doctors per capita and one of the highest Milken aging ratings. It is also very close to the larger cities of St. Louis and Kansas City.
- Fargo, ND: If you don’t mind the cold winters, then this friendly northern city is for you. Located on the Red River and close to Minneapolis, Minn., it sports a cost of living that is two percent below the national average, a high number of doctors and a skyrocketing economy.
- Lexington, KY: This gorgeous city’s strong economy is led by the horse industry and its colleges. Plus, the cost of living in Lexington is five percent below the national average and it boasts a moderate climate.
- Mesa, AZ: People who live in this suburb of Phoenix enjoy its pleasant winter weather, the beautiful desert atmosphere, friendly people and low crime rate. It also sports a growing economy and good tax climate.
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