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National publication says Fort Myers is best place to retire in the country

Southwest Florida Sunsets and Sunrises 2017
Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 11:38:02-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Fort Myers metro area has been named the #1 place to retire in 2020, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Three other Florida cities also made the list.

U.S. News says they analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live and retire. The rankings are based on overall retirement scores that they calculated for each metro area based on six indexes: Housing Affordability, Happiness, Desirability, Retiree Taxes, Job Market and Health Care Quality.

Here's how the top 10 ranked:

1) Fort Myers, FL
2) Sarasota, FL
3) Lancaster, PA
4) Asheville, NC
5) Port St. Lucie, FL
6) Jacksonville, FL
7) Winston-Salem, NC
8) Nashville, TN
9) Grand Rapids, MI
10) Austin, TX

See the complete list HERE.

Fort Myers ranked #35 in their overall "Best Places To Live" list.