Colder Areas Top New List of Best Cities for Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on September 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Minneapolis, MNWhile warm locales in the West and South often top retirement destination lists, a new survey of the best places for seniors found that many colder-weather areas actually offer the highest quality of life for the elderly. The survey was sponsored by Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Center for a Secure Retirement, and conducted by researchers at Sperling’s Best Places.

Best Places for Seniors to Retire

The top-ranked cities chosen aren’t what come to mind when you think about where to spend your golden years, but they scored high in the criteria most important to the 65-and-up bracket. Using health, economic, and other quality-of-life measures, the survey named the following 10 metro areas:

1. Minneapolis, MN

2. Boston, MA

3. Pittsburgh, PA

4. Cleveland, OH

5. Denver, CO

6. Milwaukee, WI

7. San Francisco, CA

8. Portland, OR

9. Kansas City, MO

10. Newark, NJ

The Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement Best Cities for Seniors 2011 survey was conducted in May of 2011. The complete report may be viewed at

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