Pennsylvania Has 5 of the Best Cities to Retire in America
We already know that Pennsylvania is a great state. But, our great state is apparently ruling when it comes to places to retire. I’m pleasantly surprised to see not one, not two but several Pennsylvania cities on the list of the best cities to retire in America. We’re apparently the hot spot for retirees all around the country.
The study comes from Businessinsider.com. As for methodology, they state, “The publication graded the 150 most populous metropolitan areas in the country on factors including resident happiness, weather, the quality of healthcare, the dining-out scene, and how much retirees pay in taxes. U.S. News’ extensive methodology, however, puts the biggest weight on affordability, which includes the cost of buying or renting a home as well as necessities like groceries and utilities.”
When you look at this list, Pennsylvania has all of the top five on here. That’s incredible. Let’s look at the top 10. The Keystone State actually has seven of the best cities in America to retire. When did we become such a retirement haven? I have no idea, but it’s certainly nice. Also, one would think that Florida would be the top place to retire in the country. But, only one Florida city made the top 10, and it’s Daytona Beach at No. 8.
So, which Pennsylvania cities made the list? No. 1 is Harrisburg, followed by Reading, Lancaster, Scranton and Allentown. Also, York is No. 7 and Pittsburgh is No. 10. “Smaller cities in Pennsylvania took seven of the top 10 spots, in part because they are more affordable relative to bigger metropolitan areas in the region,” the article states. They added, “Only one of Florida’s metropolitan areas made the top 10; it’s possible that the relatively lower taxes were outweighed by the risk of hurricane flooding.” Find the full list of the best places to retire in America here.