To help Americans find the best cities to spend their golden years, WalletHub compared the retirement-friendliness of 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Activities, 3) Quality of Life and 4) Health Care.
These dimensions were evaluated using 45 relevant metrics (for example, for affordability, Adjusted Cost of Living, Taxpayer-Friendliness, etc were weighted. WalletHub compared the retiree-friendliness of more than 180 U.S. cities across these 45 key metrics.
Based on the above, they determined that Tampa was the best city to retire in. Tampa was followed by Scottsdale, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Orlando and Miami rounding out the top 5.
Other Florida cities in the top 50 include St. Petersburg (12), Cape Coral (23), Pembroke Pines (25), Jacksonville (39) and Port St. Lucie (48).