I recently looked up the best city to retire early in but there were so many lists. All of them have different cities in the top ten. Most of them all look at different quality of the city such as crime rate, education, livability, walkability, cost, healthcare, etc.
For this post, I decided to do a meta-analysis of all the 2018 best city to retire lists. They are from AARP, BusinessInsider, USNEWS, Kiplinger, Smart Asset, Wallethub, and more. 72 cities made it into the my meta-analysis spreadsheet. However, only these made the cut for the top ten.
RETIRE EARLY MD META-ANALYSIS 2018 BEST CITY TO RETIRE
- 1st = Scottsdale, AZ
- 2nd = TIED = Louisville, KY and Orlando, FL
- 3rd = TIED = Denver, CO and Tampa, FL
- 4th = Austin, TX
- 5th = Plano, TX
- 6th = Mesa, AZ
- 7th = TIED = Colorado Springs, CO, Miami, FL, Sioux Falls, SD
- 8th = Pittsburgh, PA
- 9th = TIED = Knoxville, TN, Naperville, IL, Sarasota, FL, Walnut Creek, CA
- 10th = Cary, NC