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Cincinnati Named a Top 10 Best Place to Retire

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRC) -- When choosing where to retire, most older adults look for places where they can stay active, engaged, inspired and healthy. Today's retirees prefer to keep learning and experiencing new things as they age, and tend to seek more diverse climates, demographics and activities. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Cincinnati a Top 10 Best Place to Retire, 2013.

For this list of the best places to retire, editors pulled data used to determine the Livability.com Top 100 Best Places to Live. Editors identified cities with creative atmospheres, excellent health care, lots of art and entertainment venues, high levels of social engagement, great parks and other outdoor amenities, along with a relatively low cost of living those quality of place assets that matter most to seniors.

And finally, they considered cities with diverse climates as well as cities with a college or university since many colleges provide residents with continuing education opportunities, and often offer free or discounted classes, lectures and workshops for senior citizens.

If the only factor in your retirement planning is playing golf on a daily basis, your choices are pretty clear, says Matt Carmichael, Livability.com Editor. But for everyone else, we wanted to put together a list of great cities that have more to offer than green grass and easy tee times. Not everyone moves when they retire, but for those who do, here are 10 cities and towns to consider.

Cincinnati was chosen for its highly ranked hospitals, affordably priced housing, and vast collection of parks and cultural amenities. Retirees can find a wealth of activities in the Queen City to keep them inspired, active and engaged. Many residents take advantage of the continuing education programs that The University of Cincinnati provides, and Christ Hospital was ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report.


Top 10 Best Places to Retire, 2013
1. Cincinnati, OH
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Baton Rouge, LA
4. Provo, UT
5. Pittsburgh, PA
6. Roanoke, VA
7. Knoxville, TN
8. Birmingham, AL
9. Cedar Rapids, IA
10. Syracuse, NY

Information courtesy Livability.com

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