In order to become a retirement destination, a city needs a few key things: nice weather, great entertainment, and a sense of community. A select few have managed to get it right. Need proof? Almost a quarter of these eight cities’ populations are made up of senior citizens. Ready to see what U.S. cities are the most densely populated with retirees? Here’s a look at eight U.S. cities that are getting the retirement lifestyle right.
1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Forbes ranks Pittsburgh as the oldest city in America, where 23.6 percent of the metro area’s population is over 60. The biggest reason this city’s so old? Migration deficits. The city has only lost about 2 percent of its population to other places over the past decade, and ranks second to last in the number of immigrants it has attracted from abroad.
A Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement report ranks the city as the third best city for seniors. “The city’s seniors enjoy a satisfying spiritual life, with numerous places of worship and a large number of congregants. Scoring high in many livability rankings, the city also boasts a solid transportation network of buses and a light rail system,” according to the report.