Curbed: The Best and Worst Cities to Retire

Traditional hot spots like Florida and California may not be the best places for people looking to relocate.

Whether you’re planning to retire in the near future or are daydreaming about the location where you’ll eventually hang up your hat, there are a lot of places that offer retirees a great environment. That’s why Bankrate.com, a personal finance website, conducted a study to determine the best and worst places to retire.

According to the new survey cited in Curbed, 47 percent of Americans would consider moving when they retire. So Bankrate.com took factors like cost of living, weather, quality of health care, crime rate, cultural vitality, tax rate, overall well-being of seniors in the state and the number of seniors that make up the total population into consideration in order to compile its list.

Surprisingly, Florida didn’t claim the number one spot. Instead, New Hampshire, Colorado, Maine, Iowa and Minnesota rounded out the top five as the best places for people to retire. Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, West Virginia and Alaska, on the other hand, rounded out the bottom of the list.

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