Look Near Big Cities for Top Retiree Neighborhoods

December 5, 2018

The best places to retire are in the suburbs near a large metro area, according to a new analysis by GOBankingRates, a personal finance website. The cost of living may be higher near a big city, but a long list of nearby amenities makes these areas more livable when riding out your golden years, according to the analysis.

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GOBankingRates analyzed the 18 largest cities in the nation to identify the neighborhoods that had a low median listing price, a high livability rating, and a high percentage of its population over the age of 65. Here are the 10 places that topped its list:

1. Spuyten Duyvil — New York

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 28.1 percent
  • Median list price: $365,000

2. Windsor — Denver

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 27.3 percent
  • The median list price: $224,900

3. Forest Hills — New York

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 18.7 percent
  • Median list price: $495,000

4. Bayside West — Tampa, Fla.

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 19.3 percent
  • Median list price: $239,900

5. Torresdale — Philadelphia

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 26.3 percent
  • Median list price: $174,900

6. Kingwood — Houston

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 14.6 percent
  • Median list price: $294,945

7. Loretto — Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 15 percent
  • Median list price: $185,000

8. Coral Way — Miami

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 20.3 percent
  • Median list price: $429,500

9. Wolf Creek — Dallas

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 15.4 percent
  • Median list price: $169,900

10. West Roxbury — Boston

  • Percentage of residents over 65: 18.5 percent
  • Median list price: $572,450
Source: 
Best Neighborhoods to Retire in Across America,” GoBankRatings (Dec. 4, 2018)