While my wife and I still have a few years of work ahead before we can retire, that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about where we want to spend our later years. But as great as some locations may sound, they may not be ideal for retirement for a variety of reasons, and now a new report reveals which places are the best and worst to live out your golden years.
WalletHub has just come out with their picks for the Best and Worst Places to Retire in the U.S. They judged more than 180 cities across 46 key metrics ranking them in areas like Affordability, Activities, Quality of Life and Health Care. According to the site, Charleston, South Carolina is the best place to retire scoring a 58.97 out of 100. Charleston gets its best marks for activities (15) and affordability (21).
Overall, retirees would do pretty well in Florida, with four of the top ten cities in the Sunshine State. When it comes to affordability, Montgomery, Alabama, is tops; while Washington, DC is number one for activities; Fremont, California is number one for quality of life; and South Burlington, Vermont is best for health care.
Charlotte only ranks 85th overall, but at least its not last. That dubious distinction goes to Bridgeport, Connecticut. You can see the complete ranking HERE.