Top 10 American retirement cities

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.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico's biggest metropolis has several Native American museums and the world's largest hot-air balloon festival.



San Antonio, Texas

Retirees seeking a more relaxed, bustling evening might visit the Riverwalk, with miles of shops, restaurants, and theatres.

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri's biggest city, has numerous senior activities and a cheap cost of living that keeps seniors in-state and attracts retirees.

Austin, Texas

Social Security, pensions, and retirement account withdrawals are not taxed in Texas. Live music, nightlife, and restaurants are hallmarks of Austin. 



St. Louis, Missouri

"It's impossible to determine whether recent retirees or their grandkids like St. Louis more," says. 

Lexington, Kentucky

With Baptist Health Lexington, a five-star hospital in the middle of bluegrass country, Kiplinger recommends retiring there for health reasons.

Durham, NC

The Journal notes that Durham's mild environment is ideal for elders seeking to escape the harsh northern winters.

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