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The Top 50 U.S. Cities for Senior Living

Ranked by Senior Living Needs: Health, Economics, Social, Crime and More


Bankers Life & Casualty Company, which specializes in insurance for seniors, gathered a panel of experts on gerontology and senior issues to determine which U.S. cities offer the best quality of life for older adults.

The panel rated the top 50 U.S. cites for senior living, based on a number of criteria.

For a list of the senior living benefits and lifestyle attributes that were used to rank the cities, see page one.

Bankers Life & Casualty Company’s Best Cities for Seniors 2005

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Milwaukee, WI
  6. Philadelphia, PA
  7. New York, NY
  8. Boston, MA
  9. Cincinnati, OH
  10. Chicago, IL
  11. Cleveland, OH
  12. Salt Lake City, UT
  13. Detroit, MI
  14. New Orleans, LA
  15. Indianapolis, IN
  16. Kansas City, KS
  17. Los Angeles, CA
  18. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

  19. Denver, CO
  20. Greensboro-Winston, NC
  21. St. Louis, MO
  22. Nashville, TN
  23. Providence, RI
  24. Houston, TX
  25. Washington, DC
  26. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
  27. Austin, TX
  28. Columbus, OH
  29. San Antonio, TX
  30. Orlando, FL
  31. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  32. Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA
  33. Newark, NJ
  34. San Diego, CA
  35. Phoenix, AZ
  36. Atlanta, GA
  37. San Jose, CA
  38. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  39. Baltimore, MD
  40. Charlotte, NC
  41. Las Vegas, NV
  42. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  43. Oakland, CA
  44. Dallas, TX
  45. Sacramento, CA
  46. Riverside-San Bernardino, CA
  47. Orange County, CA
  48. Nassau-Suffolk, NY
  49. Miami, FL
  50. Passaic, NJ

What criteria were used to create this survey? See page one.

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