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Why Grand Rapids is One of the Top Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2018

Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM

Want to enjoy retirement in one of the top five places to retire in the United States? Good news. You don’t have to move.

See what makes Grand Rapids one of the best places to retire in 2018.

This week, U.S. News & World Report announced the Top 100 best places to retire in the United States.

It’s not surprising to see Florida and Texas dominate the list, the two states hold six of the top nine spots, but Michigan and Pennsylvania made the cut too.

Best U.S. Cities for Retirement in 2018

  1. Sarasota, Fla.
  2. Lancaster, Pa.
  3. San Antonio, Texas
  4. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  5. El Paso, Texas
  6. McAllen, Texas
  7. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  8. Pittsburgh, Pa.
  9. Austin, Texas
  10. Washington, D.C.

The rankings consider housing affordability, desirability, retiree taxes, the happiness index, job market and healthcare quality.

What makes Grand Rapids such a great place to retire?

Housing affordability and healthcare quality both helped to propel Grand Rapids towards the top.

Detroit ranked 59th and is the only other Michigan city on the list.

View the Top 100 Best Places to Retire in 2018.

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