10 best cities to work in your 60s

About one-fourth of US seniors still work, but that number jumps in these 10 cities.

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Mar 12, 2014 12:00PM
As soon as I can (maybe 4-5 years). I'm headed to either Mexico or Panama. Here in California, our sales tax, utilities (I pay $112. month just for water/garbage for my 900 sq ft house), State income tax of 10%, high gas prices, visit to any county/State/Federal park is $10. and up, toll charges in Bay Area are $5.$6., dental fees are highest in the country (porcelain crown is $1100.), on and on. If a renter, you pay from $750. for a 2 bd rm in a shaky area to easily $2000-$3000. in Bay Area. And all of this while police, fireman, many State workers earn well above the $120,000 mark with benefits way above what the private sector gives. It was a great place in the &0-80's..no more. You can see MANY available signs on businesses..they closed and left the state due to fiscal ignorance by the Democrats who rule this screwed up State. We have hundreds of thousands of acres that will get NO WATER. Why? Because the Dems and wack "environmentalists" block any attempt to build dams or reservoirs. But the big voting block in San Francisco could care less as they get their water piped in directly from our Sierras. 
Mar 12, 2014 10:23AM
Maybe in these cites more people over 60 have to work to survive. Tomorrow MSN will re-title this article as " Ten Worst Cities to Live In if You Are Over 60 " This article is based on a questionable correlation. 
Mar 17, 2014 5:13AM
Don't kid yourselves the majority of people working past retirement age have to work. 
Mar 12, 2014 6:34AM
I'm going to keep working just so a younger person is stuck continuing to live in their parents basement with their part-time job, burdensome student loan debt, and no hope for a decent future (evil grin).
Noticed most of the employers are government and medical, who would have guessed.
Mar 12, 2014 3:16PM
I can understand washington d c (little letters intended) having a high percentage of seniors.  I disagree with the term "working" though.  But, that old, white haired bunch of clowns in CONgress look like they all are on a banana peel.  They would probably be gone already if they really had to work but they have stuff in their medical bunch that can keep them breathing for years.  Doesn't take much effort to push a button to vote, if they are awake.  They don't have to read the bills.  Some even admit  they push the button and read the bill later.  And, we have them leading our country!  Should be a ONE year time limit!!!   And no benderfits.
Mar 16, 2014 10:25AM
By the time I'm in my 60's, we will be speaking Chinese.
Mar 11, 2014 7:19PM
I would think Houston,and Austin texas would be the best ,if you need to work after 60.There a lot more jobs, and  friendly  Good luck
Mar 12, 2014 10:09AM
Aren't many of these college towns, where people who got tenure long ago are set for life? (and same somewhat with government?)  In the corporate world, unless you're very fortunate or connected you're out before age 50.
Mar 16, 2014 12:42PM
Austin isn't the greatest place for 60's.  I know, because I am one.  Rents are over the top and occupancy rate is high.  My 715 sq ft apartment is 11 miles from downtown and I've had a $115 rent increase in the last year.
  I've worked for the county for over 16 years and my hourly wage is around $15.50.  No raises an only occasional COLA's.  Traffic is horrible and bus fares have risen to $77 a month and are going up again next year.  My commute, door to door is about 2 hours a day.
  I'm just trying to hold on until I turn 66 in December when I can draw full S.S. and move to a smaller town.

Mar 12, 2014 8:05AM
Didn't find anywhere close to my home state for retirees to work. I guess I will be struggling to pay any high deductibles and premiums because of Obama and his den of thieves who messed up our healthcare system. All I can do is voice my opinion strongly at the polls November 2014.
Mar 12, 2014 1:06PM
Anyone know a city that leaves people alone?  Not putting a thousand laws in place that you must follow daily. That's a town i would like, you can have the cities.
Mar 17, 2014 4:37AM
Who the hell comes up with this crap?
Mar 11, 2014 7:36PM
People in their 60's will be working past death to pay Obamaville's debts. 
Mar 12, 2014 6:50AM

Emily, perhaps you meant Omaha, NE to be a "capital" place to work.

It is NOT the capitol of NE.  That honor is given to fair city of Lincoln, NE.


Please have someone (who KNOWS) check geography for your future U.S. posts; auto correct & spell check won't cut it.

Mar 12, 2014 2:08PM
I would like to work someplace but I aint' gonna do it unless I just have to.  the reason is if I work, the gubbymint of Bullymerica will take it and give it to people who won't work. So, this time around, I am gonna join the sorry bunch.  I owrked more than 40 years.  Thank you, all you working people!  I am getting SS now!  I would love to work, but not to give it to the government.
Mar 12, 2014 11:13AM
look at the 3rd world countries and be greatful we liye in the usa .so throw a dart at the map thank god we live here
Mar 16, 2014 12:44PM
Austin has an .0825 sales tax and is also a university town so there is no shortage of cheap labor. 
Mar 17, 2014 9:54AM

Why is 60 now the new time to retire???? Never was before??? Everyone worked till 65 and then received SS...now all you hear is ' those old people want to work forever and take our jobs".  I waited for the generation before me to retired, now you wait for me!!!!! I’ll retire when I am good and ready not because you little winey bunch want me to. It’s nobody’s business why I am working till 65…..

Mar 17, 2014 8:23AM
I am working simply to keep paying my bills.  I am not trying to keep any younger person out of work, but with the rising costs in health insurance and medicals along with just the simple everyday living expenses, working is the best option.  ON the positive side, it also keeps me younger.  I was talking to my pharmacists and he mentioned a conference he was in that said 'older folks who work tend to live longer and stay more mentally alert'.  My feelings are as long as my health is ok and I am able to work then I will continue.  I like what I do and since my husband is disabled it really helps with the extra medical.  How long will I work depends on my personal health and my company.
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