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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Dec 26, 2012 7:15PM
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Let me think--Albuquerque, Boise and Tucson are not on the list, but Baltimore, Boston, New York City, Pittsburgh and Toledo are there.  Heck, why not Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit?   I bet a lot of folks who were considering retiring in Tucson are now taking a really hard look at Toledo and Baltimore, because bitter cold and violent crime are precisely what a retiree wants in their golden years.  What a stupid article.
Dec 26, 2012 6:43PM
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If you lived in one of those places all your life, but to move to anyone of these cities..., are you kidding?  Who is going to shovel the snow for you in the northern states' cities and who can afford to live in New York City?  A real nut case had to have put this listing together and..., have no idea what an elder person needs to "live" in this world!

Dec 26, 2012 6:03PM
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 this is so wrong ! I would not retire in a college town there is nothing for older people to do! all the volunteer work is taken up by college kids and any pt jobs are taken by the college kids all the entertainment is for college kids. The states listed with out colleges are not senior friendly WHO COMPOSED THIS LIST??
Dec 26, 2012 6:13PM
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For many seniors, the best place to reture is near family and friends, hopefully with a reasonable tax base and affordable homes.

Dec 26, 2012 6:37PM
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I cain't believe it, New York #5, who got paid off..Left there after 64 years, was a hassel living there. The taxes were killing us and you don't get much of a break unless you're just about broke...Transporttion is ok if you can afford the $2.50 fare or higher for the out lying areas and the bridges and tunnels are even worse...Try to get a house for less than 3000,000....NOT TO EASY ..Guess I'm just a bitter EX NEW YORKER !!!!!
Dec 26, 2012 7:04PM
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Once again I ask the same question? Who writes this crap article for MSN and other crap articles just like it. What a waste of time and energy.
Dec 26, 2012 5:47PM
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University of Arkansas LITTLE ROCK is in Little Rock....the main campus is in Fayetteville

having a blunder this large in your little list pretty much undermines its entirety

Dec 26, 2012 6:04PM
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Last week Toledo was on an MSN list that rated it as a community in decline.  Make up your mind.  Guess it doesn't matter if your old.

Dec 26, 2012 6:49PM
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Jackson, MS?  I don't think so.  The healthcare issue is debateable, but I'd rather not be murdered, mugged, or carjacked on the way to the doctors.
Dec 26, 2012 6:24PM
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I'm wondering why career and education are being focused for those in their retirement years.  Rather than weather, public transportation, liesure, healthcare, and safety.  Why on earth would you suggest a retiree go to Little Rock?  Healthcare alone?  Wellness ranked 92, transportation 62, and financial 29. 

 

Yes, by all means retire in Little Rock.  You'll be broke, sick, or robbed shortly after arrival.  But at least you'll have good healthcare.

 

I must admit i'm curious what other cities were named.  But, I'm not going to waste my time.

Dec 4, 2012 4:50PM
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Not for me, thanks. I'm heading for the desert to hunt UFOs. Either that, of Greenville, SC, and a cute little ol' gal.
Dec 26, 2012 7:16PM
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2013 One Resolution:  I will not read these horrid time consuming slide shows ever again.  This one was exactly opposite the one a few days ago. All of these "Best Places to Retire" slide programs are contradictory, a terrible waste of time, annoyingly slow (just what is wrong with a list vs. stupid slides that take forever to load?), seem to be based on really old information, and rarely highlights any place that seems attractive to me. Do they ever actually interview any seniors living in these places? 

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Somehow, the title of this seems very wrong.  It would be more appropriate if retitled "Fifteen Good Cities for the Financially Affluent to Retire in Grace and Dignity.   It would seem that cost of living would be much higher on your list of criteria for most retirees.
Dec 26, 2012 7:03PM
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Why wasn't  the climate taken into consideration???  I wouldn't live in some of the southern states due to the HIGH humidity. Makes it uncomfortable to be outside which most seniors enjoy. Some northern states have too much snow.. not good for seniors.  California.. are you kidding??? I'm a Calif native and have lived there  twice since but  now I don't even want to visit .  Just know I would be there when the  "Big One" finally hits. Not to mention the state is going bankrupt  Some place with 4 seasons including low humidity and mild winters are the best in my book. Plus why retire & then move away from your family??? That has never made sense to me, once I retire I'll have more time for my family..
Dec 26, 2012 7:44PM
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Nice article - however, San Francisco must be eliminated as long as the tax crazy bastard Jerry Brown and his cronies permeate the state government.  As of today, California is a great state from which to move.
Dec 26, 2012 7:46PM
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Did you just shuffle a deck of cards of American city names and then just deal them out or did you fill a bingo cage full of balls with city names on them?
Dec 26, 2012 6:07PM
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REALLY!!!!!!!!!! You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Villages, FL is the ONLY place to have a safe, fun, healthy life as a senior. WHO put this list together??????????
Dec 26, 2012 8:15PM
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A lot of these"places" seem to me to have rather recently appeared in an MSN article on the worst places to live. Am I wrong about this??? 
Dec 26, 2012 7:07PM
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Where's Boise? This is a great metro area with affordable homes, excellent outdoor opportunitites, a vibrant cultural and educational community and a state government that operates in the black year after year. I'm amazed there are no Idaho cities listed on this survey.
Dec 26, 2012 7:35PM
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lmfao...OREM???  Been there.....who makes this list?  Molly Mormon obviously considering SLC, Provo and Orem made the top 7....Worked in all of those areas....only good thing about those areas is the Pastrami Burger.....Toledo is a  cess-pit as well.
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