We’ve always enjoyed living in Atlanta, but we were more than pleasantly surprised to see that Atlanta has been named one of the best places to retire. In a recent report by WalletHub, Atlanta ranked 10th on a list of 180 U.S. cities of best places to retire. It ranked extremely high for many criteria items.
How the Cities Were Ranked
To get its rankings, WalletHub compared retirement-friendliness of the cities across four dimensions:
- Affordability: cost of living, taxes, and cost of health care
- Activities: number of music venues, museums, and other forms of entertainment
- Quality of Life: number of seniors, air and water quality, weather, etc.
- Health Care: quality of services
And those dimensions were then graded using 48 metrics. Metrics were evaluated on a 100-point scale with scores closest to 100 having the most favorable conditions.
How Did Atlanta Do?
Overall, Atlanta ranked 1st for its age-friendliness and 7th for recreation opportunities. In fact, according to the Georgia Sun, Atlanta “has the most golf courses and art galleries per capita compared with the other cities. It also ranked first for its availability of adult volunteer activities.”
That’s highly impressive!
The number one ranking city on the report was Orlando, FL, followed by Charleston, SC. The worst cities to retire in were San Bernardino, CA, Newark, NJ, and Bridgeport, CT.
There’s Many Reasons We Love Atlanta
It’s for good reason that our Mansions properties have several locations in the Atlanta area. We know how much Atlanta has to offer. When you move into one of our affordable luxury senior living communities, you’ll have immediate access to many different activities, including dining, hiking, shopping and more.
As part of our all-inclusive services, we provide transportation to anywhere you want to go. We also have activities on-site as well as a health and fitness center. Not sure if The Mansions is right for you? Schedule a tour so we can show you our amazing properties as well as allow you to meet some of our happy residents.