It’s hard to believe that we got smoked by Cleveland, Chicago, and Detroit (and Ventura didn’t make the list!), but our housing cost is a barrier. They have many reviews of each city, and for those who take politics into the decision-making process, these links include the voting history in last five presidential elections (including 2020):

America’s Best Cities* for a Healthy (and More Affordable) Retirement

  1. Seattle, Washington
  2. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Hartford, Connecticut
  6. Omaha, Nebraska
  7. Baltimore, Maryland
  8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  9. Cleveland, Ohio
  10. Salt Lake City, Utah
  11. Warren, Michigan
  12. Newark, New Jersey
  13. Richmond, Virginia
  14. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  15. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  16. Cincinnati, Ohio
  17. Kansas City, Missouri
  18. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida
  19. Chicago, Illinois
  20. Providence, Rhode Island
  21. St. Louis, Missouri
  22. Tucson, Arizona
  23. Buffalo, New York
  24. Columbus, Ohio
  25. Atlanta, Georgia
  26. Indianapolis, Indiana
  27. Austin, Texas
  28. Dallas, Texas
  29. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  30. Raleigh, North Carolina
  31. Sacramento, California
  32. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  33. New Orleans, Louisiana
  34. Louisville, Kentucky
  35. Orlando, Florida
  36. Nashville, Tennessee
  37. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  38. Miami, Florida
  39. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
  40. Phoenix, Arizona
  41. San Antonio, Texas
  42. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  43. Charlotte, North Carolina
  44. Houston, Texas
  45. Detroit, Michigan
  46. Las Vegas, Nevada
  47. Riverside, California
  48. Memphis, Tennessee
  49. Nassau County-Suffolk County, New York
  50. San Francisco, California
  51. Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, Maryland
  52. Boston, Massachusetts
  53. San Jose, California
  54. Washington, DC–Arlington, Virginia
  55. Anaheim, California
  56. Oakland, California
  57. San Diego, California
  58. Honolulu, Hawaii
  59. New York, New York
  60. Los Angeles, California

*Includes surrounding metropolitan areas, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, including one or more central cities and the surrounding county or counties (which comprise the suburbs).

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