According to a new WalletHub survey that ranked the best and worst places for veterans to live, Tampa, Florida came out on top placing number one.
In order to determine the best places for veterans to live, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across four key dimensions: 1) Employment, 2) Economy, 3) Quality of Life and 4) Health.
Rounding out the top 5 best places for veterans to live is Austin, TX, Orlando, Raleigh, NC and Scottsdale, AZ.
Jersey City, Newark and Detroit ranked 98-100, respectively.
Tampa ranked well with Veteran job fairs, income growth and retire-friendliness. WalletHub says the city could do better with housing affordability.
When asked about what factors a veteran should consider when choosing a place to live, Director, Veteran and Military Student Services, Metropolitan State University Denver, Rita Case said, ” Veterans should consider the cost of living and evaluate what they can truly earn from work in the area, and/or from their VA benefits. Prior-service members should also consider potential support networks, whether family and friends, or organizations that offer relevant services and comradery. Accessibility to VA health centres might also be a consideration to keep in mind.”