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10 Best Cities for Aging

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Surprisingly senior-friendly cities

What was the number one city for seniors aged 65 and older?

You probably didn’t guess it—Provo, Utah.

When compared to other cities with larger popluations, the Provo-Orem metropolitan area ranked first in overall wellness and third in both financial feasibility and employment and education opportunities. These scores place Provo first for people in the 65-79 year-old age group and solid seventh on the list for those aged 80 and over. (Scores were weighted differently for each age group to reflect the increased health needs of people older than 80.)

The top five large cities for aging, according to the report:

1. Provo, Utah
2. Madison, Wisconsin
3. Omaha, Nebraska
4. Boston, Massachusetts
5. New York, New York

See a full list of top large cities:
The Nation’s Most Senior-Friendly Cities (Large)

Next: The Top Five Small Cities for Aging

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9:57AM PST on Jan 12, 2014

This is good to know - and good to consider as I age.

8:47AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:55PM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you for the great information.

12:53AM PDT on May 15, 2013

I wouldn't think that cities with snowy weather would be top of the list for seniors. When I retire, I always thought I would like a mild climate and an ocean nearby. Interesting to look into the cities mentioned to see what they offer. Thanks.

3:53AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

great article

8:12AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

If I ever get to retire I'll come back to this article ~ thanks for the info!

7:21AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012


6:20PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Good to know! Anything in CA though?

6:13PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012


5:00PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Thanks. I'm staying right here in the Pacific NW.

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