Michigan Has One of the Best Cities to Retire in America
We already know that Michigan is a great state. But, our great state is apparently a great place to retire, too. I’m pleasantly surprised to see one Michigan city on a new 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. I didn’t expect that state to be so popular with retirees. What’s up with that? 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 Michigan city made the list? No. 11 is Ann Arbor. The article states, “Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, ranks fifth on the report’s happiness index and 17th for healthcare access.” They add that the share of population that is over 65 is 14.1%, median monthly mortgage cost is $1,123 and median monthly rent $1,218. That even factors in University of Michigan housing. I’m surprised that Ann Arbor is the only Michigan city on this list, but at least we have one. Find the full list of the best places to retire in America here.