15 best cities to grow old in

For those in their later years, these places offer a range of lifestyle, career and education attractions tailored to the active senior citizen.

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Feb 21, 2013 11:08PM
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I have been to just about all those cities.  The most ridiculous one has to be Toledo.  That's about as rusty as the Rust Belt gets.

 

Feb 21, 2013 11:08PM
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Don't retire in Alaska!  It's cold and dark in the winter.  It's expensive and the residents are bat sh__n crazy.  It's violent we have fishing hunting and lots of hockey.  And, we won't have the light on for ya.  ;-)
Feb 21, 2013 10:51PM
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I wouldn't want to live in any of those places.  Trying to get people to move back to high home prices and higher taxes??????????
Feb 21, 2013 10:50PM
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Truthfully, who in their right mind would want to retire in any CITY.  I retired on 3 acres in a private community without all the noise, crime or hubbub etc.of a city?
Feb 21, 2013 10:49PM
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Are they nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 21, 2013 10:32PM
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You have got to be kidding me!!! WTF are you using as a base line?

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 21, 2013 10:03PM
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Really, Utah?  Yes its beautiful, but there is too much social pressure to become Mormon... or has that changed yet?
Feb 21, 2013 9:46PM
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Why live in a place where everyone in DC doesn't care about you at all. Try one of the top places in the world to live. Chiang Mai, Thailand where you can get all types of food (excellent), medical and dental are superb and about 90% less than the US and the doctors are educated in the US or England. Getting around is a lot easier than anywhere here and they take insurance (not medicare)..
Feb 21, 2013 9:45PM
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I retired to Utah, 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.

I can't wait to leave!!!!!!!!!! Very bad air quality both summer

& winter.  No culture!  Okay if the only activity you want to

do is missionary work for the church and ski.  Bad Choice!!

Feb 21, 2013 9:35PM
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....when I saw Washington, DC, NYC and Baltimore listed in the top 15 places in America to live for retirement....

 

I just knew the author's methodology was seriously flawed....please go back to the drawing board! It takes alot more than being close to a University to be a top destination.

Feb 21, 2013 9:07PM
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What?  Obamaville didn't make the list?

Feb 21, 2013 9:05PM
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     HERE WE GO AGAIN.  BEST PLACE TO LIVE, BEST CITIES, BEST HEALTH CARE FOR ELDERLY, BEST RETIREMENT, BEST PLACE TO DIE.  STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP, ENOUGH.

Feb 21, 2013 8:58PM
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What a insane list...nobody wants to retire in these holes...thanks for nothing!!
Dec 9, 2012 9:56PM
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These list are just for a  laugh!  New York, Pttsburgh, Washington, D.C. Boston, San Francisco, and Toledo?  For old people?  Who ever wrote this knows nothing about seniors.   
Dec 9, 2012 6:26PM
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Arizona no bugs?    Wait until a wood scorpion nails you.  You will think no bugs.   Trying to find a place to retire is not easy.   You do not want to have to put up with too much cold or heat.   Humidity is a killer for most places in the South and Midwest.   Maybe some of the mountain areas of N. Carolina, Georgia or Tenn.   might be ok but need to check on health care etc.   Much also depends upon how much you have as retirement.  
Dec 9, 2012 6:14PM
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This was the list of the best cities?  I thought it was the list of the worst cities.   Unless you are super rich, how could you afford to live in SF, NYC or Boston?   Nothing about the weather in any of these cities.   Salt Lake weather is long cold winters plus if you expect to work part time, the wages are in the toilet.   What is wrong with Austin, Texas?   What about Denver, Colorado?   Las Cruces, NM?   What about Flagstaff, Arizona?   There are many cities much better to live as a senior than any of these.
Dec 4, 2012 7:22PM
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re: PITTSBURGH making this list: if you are old and broke pittsburgh is the PERFECT city for you. i could write an essay, but i'll try to keep it to a paragraph or 2. first pittsburgh is BANKRUPT (see ACT 47) for 10 years no less! LLLLLLong before the 08' recession. this city panders to old broke people who spend their remaining years drooling on an access bus funded by lottery revenues vs education like florida. pittsburgh's largest employer=UPMC that doesn't pay property taxes which explains why its gobbling up commercial property in the city like a beast! 2nd largest employer= giant eagle a grocery chain. pittsburgh's infrastructure is DEPLORABLE! oldest sewer system in the eastern us,wait til the city residents and probably allegheny co residents, get that bill! for the 2nd time in 6 years PAT transit has been on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to the grossly incompetent democratic political machine that has run the city into the ground over the past 40+ years! highest paid bus drivers in america/per cost of living! yes, housing is relatively reasonable in comparison. HOWEVER, wait til you get your property tax bill! pittsburgh has gone from the 12th largest city in 1950 to the 85th largest today. caution when considering this city whether you are any age! 
Dec 4, 2012 1:37PM
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Why do people from the North move South when they retire?  They do not move from the South to the North.  I will take my East Tennessee Smoky Mountains, beautiful lakes and state parks as well as no State income tax any and everyday.
Dec 4, 2012 11:12AM
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Worked hard all my life so I can go to Pittsburg or Toledo. What idiot wrote this.
Dec 4, 2012 10:20AM
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most of these locations are expensive, and weather wise un acceptable except if you enjoy cold winters and humid summers.
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