Many Americans may put Florida as the number one retirement spot in the country, but a new list from the U.S. News and World Report found Lancaster, Pa., is the best place to retire in the United States.
In fact, towns in Pennsylvania made up five of the top ten-ranked metropolitan areas, compared with four towns in Florida making the cut.
Lancaster, a city in Southeast Pa., scored a 7.2 out of a possible 10 based on indexes that measured happiness, housing affordability, health care quality, retiree taxes, desirability and job market. It was followed by Harrisburg, Pa.; Pensacola, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; and York, Pa.
Naples, Fla.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Allentown, Pa.; and Reading, Pa. rounded out the top ten best places to retire, respectively.
One-hundred and fifty of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas were included in the analysis. Although individual preferences and proximity to family can heavily influence where retirees settle down, researchers determined the weights for each index via an online survey.