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10 Best Cities for Aging

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

1. Sioux Falls, SD
2. Iowa City, IA
3. Bismarck, ND
4. Columbia, MO
5. Rochester, MN

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

Notice a theme?

Irving admits that the results seem slightly surprising at first glance. “It was interesting to see so many mid-western and northeastern cities in the top 20,” he says.

Another quirky commonality among the top cities was that many played host to at least one university. Study authors attribute this to the fact that many college towns offer both a wealth of opportunities for intellectual stimulation, and a strong medical presence in the form of a university hospital.

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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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