The 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S., From Denver to Charleston

We dream of the day when we can put our OOO notification on forever and settle down in the kind of place that was once reserved for vacations. But where to go?

WalletHub recently released its annual list of the best and worst places to retire — a ranking of 182 cities across the United States (including the 150 most populous U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populous cities in each state) based on affordability, activities, quality of life and health care.

Each of the four measures took several factors into consideration. “Affordability” examines adjusted cost of living and taxpayer friendliness (among other things); “activities” examines golf courses and art galleries per capita; “quality of life” examines weather conditions and the strength of protections against elder abuse; and “health care” examines vaccination rates and the quality of public hospitals.

Unsurprisingly, Florida continues to prove itself as a retirement hotspot, taking up 4 spots in the top 10. But the list really spans the geographic and demographic spectrum. (In case you’re wondering, WalletHub ranks San Bernardino, Calif., as the “worst” city for retirees, followed by Newark, New Jersey.)

Read on for the top 10 places to retire in the United States this year and decide where you’d like to hang your hat…or, more specifically, park your vintage convertible. (Hey, you deserve it.)

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