6 Affordable and Fun Cities for Outdoorsy Retirees
Bankrate.com recently published its list of U.S. cities offering senior residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature and live affordably.
The list ranks 196 cities in terms of walkability, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax rates, and weather. The ranking also incorporated a specialized wellness score for seniors from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Most cities making the list had an affordable cost of living, “essential to retirees who have to live on a fixed income,” notes Bankrate.com.
Here are Bankrate.com’s six top cities for active retirees:
1. Denver, CO
If your ideal retirement spot involves the slopes and a post-ski pint, there’s really no better spot than the Mile High City.
Residents love the community in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Many locals spend their weekends hiking or skiing. Vail is only a two-hour drive away, they note.