The Best Cities for Seniors

Topping the list: Provo, Utah
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2012 12:17 PM CDT
The Best Cities for Seniors
Brigham Young University students walk across campus in Provo, Utah Jan. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/George Frey)

A new study ranks the best cities for seniors—and, when it comes to big cities, none in Florida crack the top 10. And just one Florida city makes it into the top 10 smaller cities for aging. "The traditional notions about retirement, about pulling up stakes and moving somewhere warm, doesn't really reflect accurately the notions of retirement in America," says the chief operating officer at the Milken Institute, which ran the study. Researchers looked at factors including health care, educational opportunities, job opportunities, transportation, cost of living, and recreation to determine the best cities for aging.

The top 10 big cities, courtesy of USA Today:

  1. Provo, Utah
  2. Madison, Wis.
  3. Omaha
  4. Boston
  5. New York
  6. Des Moines
  7. (tied for sixth) Salt Lake City
  8. Toledo, Ohio
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Pittsburgh
Click to see the top 10 smaller cities. (More senior citizens stories.)

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