The 10 Best and Worst U.S. Cities to Retire in 2017

This list takes into consideration more than just sun and sand.

Some clients may turn to you for guidance on the best places to retire in the U.S., but it may not be the sunny golfing spots that typically come to mind. In fact, many of the top cities to retire are in the cold Northeast, including Pittsburgh, Boston and Providence, R.I., according to’s latest ranking.

The website reviewed 50 metro areas according to several factors that would be appealing to retirees, such as local weather, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality and affordability, taxes, cultural vitality and public transportation. The ranking even takes into consideration the percentage of the local population ages 65 or older.

“Oftentimes people focus their retirement search on warm weather locations, but there are many important factors to weigh when it comes to where to live in your later years," analyst Taylor Tepper said in a statement. "Sun and sand are great, but finding high-quality medical care and an affordable cost of living are important, too.”

Click through to see the 10 best and worst.  

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