While 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 www.CenterForASecureRetirement.com.
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