AARP: Top Cities for Seniors to Retire (Part III)

Colorado is a beautiful spot to retire

Best States to Retire

Below is a list (thanks to the folks at AARP) of the best states to retire. If anyone knows the best places for seniors to retire, AARP does.

  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • South Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • New Hampshire
  • Idaho
  • Utah
  • Arizona


Best Cities to Retire

If you are desiring to move to a different city, maybe in the neighboring state or your home state, begin by looking at the best cities to retire in.  AARP always puts out a list every year. Let’s have a look at some of the top cities on its list:

  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • El Paso, Texas
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Austin, Texas
  • Washington, DC



Best Places to Retire in the World

According to AARP, here are the top five places in the world for seniors to retire:

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Ecuador
  • Malaysia

Best Places for Military Retirement

When you have served in the US military or you are a spouse of a veteran, you are part of a unique community. Regardless if you were stationed overseas or lived on base, chances are you lived, congregated, or worked alongside other members of the military. If you or your spouse were a distinguished service member, then you might have the chance to live in a designated military retirement community.

But what if you did not come up in the ranks, but still want to live around other veterans as a senior? You are in luck. You can live around other military veterans in some of the nicest communities. has created a list of the best places for military retirees:

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Manchester, New Hampshire