Some people think that all retirees dream of heading to warmer climes like Florida, Arizona, or even Mexico. Sure, retirees flock to these places in droves, especially if they’ve battled it out in cold climates all their lives. There are a lot of other factors to consider when you’re thinking about retirement, though. Cost of living, quality of health care, safety, and crime rates are just as important as a warm climate and sunny days.
The ideal city for you really depends on what your idea of a perfect retirement is. Do you want to wear shorts year round and sit outside playing chess and ping-pong with the locals? Do you want to have snowy holidays and lots of culture? The country is your oyster, so it’s worth doing some research.
Here are the top five cities for retirees according to Kiplinger.com. See what sounds right for you.