Not everyone can retire like the Golden Girls, moving in with a group of sarcastic and sassy buddies in a warm-weather climate. For some, staying close to family and friends is the most affordable and comforting choice.
But if moving is an option, each U.S. city has its pros and cons for senior living.
A recent analysis by personal finance website WalletHub compared the “retiree-friendliness” of more than 180 U.S. cities based on 46 measures, and then gave each city an overall score out of 100 points.
The analysis examined such factors affecting affordability, quality of life and health care — which even included how each city’s health infrastructure is positioned to handle the coronavirus outbreak.
To no one’s surprise, Florida cities scored high — but one of the nation’s most legendary cold-weather cities snagged the No. 8 spot, with another famously snowy zone landing at No. 10. Here’s a look at the top-ranked towns.