Franklin, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
When choosing where to retire, most older adults look for places where they can stay active, engaged, inspired and healthy. Today’s retirees prefer to keep learning and experiencing new things as they age, and tend to seek more diverse climates, demographics and activities. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Top 10 Best Places to Retire, 2013.
For this list of the best places to retire, editors pulled data used to determine the Livability.com Top 100 Best Places to Live. Editors identified cities with creative atmospheres, excellent health care, lots of art and entertainment venues, high levels of social engagement, great parks and other outdoor amenities, along with a relatively low cost of living – those quality of place assets that matter most to seniors.
And finally, they considered cities with diverse climates as well as cities with a college or university – since many colleges provide residents with continuing education opportunities, and often offer free or discounted classes, lectures and workshops for senior citizens.
“If the only factor in your retirement planning is playing golf on a daily basis, your choices are pretty clear,” says Matt Carmichael, Livability.com editor. “But for everyone else, we wanted to put together a list of great cities that have more to offer than green grass and easy tee times. Not everyone moves when they retire, but for those who do, here are 10 cities and towns to consider.”
Top 10 Best Places to Retire 2013
1. Cincinnati, OH
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Baton Rouge, LA
4. Provo, UT
5. Pittsburgh, PA
6. Roanoke, VA
7. Knoxville, TN
8. Birmingham, AL
9. Cedar Rapids, IA
10. Syracuse, NY
About Livability.com: Livability.com explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. We examine issues related to livability such as walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning, and sustainability through exclusive research and discussions on our blog. We celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through our monthly top 10 lists, our annual ranking of livable cities and our interactions on social media. Livability.com is a product of Journal Communications Inc.