NerdWallet Ranks Best Cities for Retiring Seniors

Florida, Tennessee, and Texas feature prominently on a recent list of Best Urban Places to Retire compiled by personal finance website NerdWallet, which considered factors important to seniors such as affordability of living and care, weather, and walkability.

The foundation for NerdWallet’s calculations is based on six main points: Cost of living, cost of assisted living services either in a community or at home, healthcare affordability, presence of social activities, weather, and walkability. 

Nearly all the cities on the list are considered affordable or have low costs of living, according to NerdWallet.


Here is the list of Best Urban Places to Retire:

  1. Miami, Fla.
  2. El Paso, Tex.
  3. Jacksonville, Fla.
  4. Tampa, Fla. 
  5. Memphis, Tenn. 
  6. Oklahoma CIty, Okla.
  7. San Antonio, Tex.
  8. Louisville, Ky.
  9. Tucson, Ariz.
  10. Nashville, Tenn. 

El Paso’s “extremely low-cost assisted living services” contributed to its #2 ranking, making it “very affordable” for seniors in addition to other benefits such as warm weather and a high 65+ population. 

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Written by Alyssa Gerace