The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Retirees
Apr 4th 2013 12:25PM
Updated Apr 4th 2013 2:44PM
Sunny. Walkable. And a low cost of living.
Nerdwallet recently came out with its rankings of the top 10 best cities to retire.
Ranking cities by factors like medical care, climate and cost of living*, they sought to find the kind of places where retirees can kick back and relax but still engage in a bustling city culture when they want it.
Cost of living index: 90.5
Percentage of people over age 65: 11.8 percent
Cost of a doctor's visit: $85
Oklahoma City might not have crossed your radar when searching for a retiree spot. But nearly 12 percent of residents are over 65 and the city's Bricktown Entertainment District is known for its sports, shopping and dining.
Cost of living index: 85.6
Percentage of people over age 65: 10.3 percent
Cost of a doctor's visit: $75
Memphis has the lowest cost of living recorded on the Nerdwallet list. And it's warmer than you would think, with an average temperature of 62 degrees.