If you’re looking to retire soon or know someone who is, location is super important for overall happiness post-retirement. U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2022/2023 list of the best places to retire in the U.S. 

The list factored in housing affordability, desirability, and healthcare. 

Emily Brandon, U.S. News senior editor for retirement, says, “The drastic shift in the housing market, high inflation and concern of a pending recession have retirees weighing housing affordability more heavily when considering to retire.” 

“Additionally, with COVID still a concern and access to good, affordable health care being of importance to retirees, Pennsylvania dominated the Best Places to Retire ranking’s top positions, taking five of the top 10 spots on the list,” Brandon adds. 

Four areas in the top 5 this year are new. Areas in Florida and Pennsylvania dominated the list. 

The list evaluated 150 of the most populous metropolitan areas in the country. 

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25 Best Places To Retire In The U.S.

  1. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  3. Pensacola, Florida
  4. Tampa, Florida
  5. York, Pennsylvania
  6. Naples, Florida 
  7. Daytona Beach, Florida
  8. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  9. Allentown, Pennsylvania
  10. Reading, Pennsylvania
  11. Sarasota, Florida
  12. Melbourne, Florida
  13. Lakeland, Florida
  14. New York City 
  15. Fort Wayne, Indiana
  16. Ocala, Florida
  17. Scranton, Pennsylvania
  18. Manchester, New Hampshire
  19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  20. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  21. Youngstown, Ohio
  22. Port St. Lucie, Florida 
  23. Toledo, Ohio
  24. Asheville, North Carolina 
  25. Eugene, Oregon

You can view the entire U.S. News & World Report here.

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