Top 10 American retirement cities

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans provides seniors inexpensive rentals and housing rates. The city has nice weather and many activities.

Oakland, California

Oakland, one of Niche's two most diverse U.S. communities, welcomes seniors with 13% of the population 65 and over.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, known for its country music and fried chicken, ranks 19th on Provision Living's list of the top places to retire in.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Niche placed Philadelphia 27th for Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America. Though it's not the safest city, it's one of the most walkable.



Fort Wayne, Indiana

The typical house value in midsize metropolitan areas is $106,500, compared to $184,700 nationally.

Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas U.S. News & World Report ranks Dallas nine out of 100 greatest cities to retire, citing "both big-city excitement and calm, suburban life."

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's highs and lows attract retirees. The area's entertainment and outdoor activities make it appealing despite its high property values and rents.



Houston, Texas

With property costs much below the national average, Space City is a popular retirement destination for seniors. 

San Diego, California

Due to its pleasant year-round weather, beaches, and other outdoor activities for retirees and their families, America's Finest City has an overall Niche rating of A-.

Greensboro, North Carolina

Retirees love Greensboro for its low cost of living and lively downtown. Many area leisure facilities offer senior activities, including the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

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