The Ten Worst Cities For Retired People

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When it comes to retirement planning, you may have hopes of saving money and dreams of starting over in a new place.

Moving to a new city, on the other hand, comes with a lot of unknowns: will you fit in, will you make friends, will you be able to afford it, and what about the weather?

This research can assist WalletHub, which recently ranked 182 in the United States.Scities chosen for their attractiveness to retireesThe website’s analysts based their recommendations on four broad categories of metrics: affordability, activities, health care, and quality of life.

They looked at a variety of factors, including public transportation, crime rates, and access to entertainment venues.

We concentrated our efforts on the bottom of the rankings.The cities WalletHub considers to be the least friendly for retirees are listed below, in order of bad to worst.

Check out the list to see if you agree that these are the worst places to retire.

Arlington is a city in Texas.

Arlington, Texas

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 173 are located in the United States.

Arlington received poor marks, particularly in the category of activities.For many people, retirement means fishing, and WalletHub finds few fishing opportunities in Arlington, ranking it third worst out of 182 cities based on the number of fishing facilities per capita.

Fans of sports, on the other hand, will find plenty to enjoy.The Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball play their home games at Globe Life Field in Arlington.AT&T Stadium, where the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys play their home games, is also located in the city.

Jersey City is a city in New Jersey.

Jersey City, New Jersey

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 174 are located in the United States.

Jersey City’s low affordability ranking (No.176) contributes to the town’s overall ranking being lowered.

The city claims to have one of the country’s most culturally diverse populations, but

Detroit is a city in the United States

Detroit, Michigan

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No. 1 in the overall rankingThere are 175 citations out of 182 total.

Because such a small percentage of its employed workers are 65 or older, the Motor City takes a hit here.In fact, WalletHub ranks Detroit as the worst of all 182 cities studied based on this particular metric.

This metric, as well as Detroit’s low ranking in the category of quality of life (No.177) to assist the city in obtaining the No.Overall, 175th place.

Washington, Vancouver

Mount Hood in Vancouver, Washington

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 176 are located in the United States.

The location of this Washington city, which is across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, can be advantageous for commuters.But, according to WalletHub, Vancouver is not a good place to retire.

In comparison to other large cities in the region, such as Portland and Seattle, Clark County, which includes Vancouver, promotes its affordability.However, WalletHub has a different opinion, ranking Vancouver as the most expensive city in the world.There are 177 items in that category.

Kansas’s Wichita

Wichita, Kansas

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 177 are located in the United States.

Wichita, Kansas, is less expensive than Vancouver, Washington.WalletHub, on the other hand, downgrades Wichita’s ranking for local quality of life for retirees, placing it at No.There are 178 items in this category.

Rancho Cucamonga is a city in the state of California.

Rancho Cucamonga, California

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 178 are located in the United States.

Rancho Cucamonga, located east of Los Angeles, came in fifth from the bottom of this list of 182 cities, owing to its (lack of) activities.

There are few amenities for retirees here, according to WalletHub.Fishing, golf, museums, book clubs, art galleries, senior centers, music bingo, and the availability of adult volunteer opportunities are all included in this study.

Washington’s Spokane

Spokane, Washington

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 179 are located in the United States.

Spokane County is one of the nation’s fastest-growing counties.SThe population increased by 14 percent.5% between 2010 and 2021, according to KREM2 TV, citing the United Nations.SBureau of the Census

The city of Spokane, in particular, is not particularly affordable, according to the study, and Spokane did not impress WalletHubs analysts in terms of quality of life, health care, and activities for retirees.In none of those four categories, the city even came close to making the top 100.

Connecticut’s Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 180 are located in the United States.

Bridgeport’s median home value is rapidly increasing, contributing to the city’s poor affordability rating.At the time of writing, Zillow estimated the average home price to be between 281000 and 282000 dollars.7% higher than a year ago

Newark is a city in New Jersey.

Newark, New Jersey

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No. 1 in the overall rankingOut of 182 cities, 181 are located in the United States.

The most populous city in New Jersey receives particularly poor ratings for affordability and quality of life, coming in at No.In both of those categories, 171 out of 182 were selected.

Not only that, but WalletHub also slams Newark’s health-care ranking (No.102ndThis study only ranks Newark as average in terms of city activities.

San Bernardino is a city in California.

Downtown San Bernardino, California

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No. 1 in the overall rankingThere are 182 cities in total, and 182 of them are in the United States.

What’s it like to be a retiree in the worst city in the country?

In San Bernardino, affordability isn’t a problem.In fact, San Bernardino has a low cost of living compared to the rest of Southern California.However, when compared to the national average, the cost of living is 18% higher.

San Bernardino, on the other hand, performs particularly poorly in WalletHub’s other three categories: health care, quality of life, and retiree activities.

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