Those thinking about retiring may not be considering Pittsburgh new homes as a viable option. In fact, retirees probably have images of Disney World and tropical paradise swirling through their heads, but the results of a recent study conducted by Sperling’s Best Places offers a surprising realization for those thinking of packing up and heading to the Sunbelt. The study, recently featured in US News, points out that not only are northern cities making the list as top places to retire, but not one sunbelt city even made the top 10.
At a first glance, cities like Pittsburgh (which scored No.3 best city for seniors) and Portland, Ore. don’t exactly conjure up the idyllic beach scene many envision for their retirement. However, the study delves into factors more important than the weather when determining which cities offered the highest quality of life for seniors.
The study examined eight areas and weighted the scores across each to determine which locales offered the best mix. Healthcare, economy, social and crime were only a few of the sectors the study examined when coming up with the front runners. To see what other cities ranked in the Top 10 Best Cities for Seniors and to learn more about the criteria, click here.
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