Retirement is supposed to be a time of relaxation and focusing on the joys of life that make it worth living. That’s difficult to do if your area doesn’t offer many interesting opportunities or the taxes are particularly high.
To that end, WalletHub has compiled a 2020 list ranking 182 U.S. cities based on things to do, elderly friendliness, taxes and property crime rates. The top five probably won’t surprise you.
1. Orlando, Florida
It’s no surprise that a city in Florida has been ranked as one of the top places to retire, as it has long been heralded as a mecca for retirees.
2. Tampa, Florida
This city ranked right after Orlando in the category of “activities” is slightly less affordable, but boasts a higher quality of life according to WalletHub metrics.
3. Charleston, South Carolina