Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We're No. 2, We're No. 2 !!!
A great place to retire.
Take that, Scott Fitzgerald.
The Milken Institute has just compiled its ranking of the best U.S. major metro areas and small metro areas for seniors to retire: Best Cities for Successful Aging. Madison ranks just behind Provo, Utah as the second best major metropolitan area in the United States (of 100 major metro areas) for retirement. No Florida or Arizona metropolitan area made the top twenty. Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis came in 32nd. In the small metro category, Eau Claire ranked 34th and LaCrosse just one spot behind. The full report is available here.
The University, museums, and cultural opportunities and the hospitals in the area were important as was the low unemployment rate, particularly among seniors. Housing costs were a bit of a negative as well as "binge drinking" and inadequate access to groceries for seniors.
Feeling fortunate that I won't need to hire a moving company anytime soon.