Southwest Florida cities were tops on a new list of Best Places to Retire. In addition to endless beaches and sunshine, it was quality of life factors that put the area at the top of the list.
“To identify the best places to retire, U.S. News analyzed data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to assess how well they meet Americans' retirement needs and expectations. Top criteria include the happiness of local residents, housing affordability, tax rates and health care quality,” according to the U.S. News website.
Fort Myers came in second to Sarasota; a swap in rankings from last year’s list. The two are followed by Port St. Lucie and Naples.
See the entire U.S. News list of Best Places to Retire here: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-retire. For more information on how cities were ranked, visit the Best Places to Retire methodology.