Scottsdale ranked among top 10 places to retire in US, per WalletHub

Sep 10, 2022, 7:15 AM

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PHOENIX — A Valley city made the top 10 in a list of best and worst places in the nation to retire, according to a personal finance website.

Scottsdale came in at No. 7 on the list of 182 cities.

WalletHub used four key dimensions to compare the retirement friendliness in each location, including affordability, activities, quality of life and health care.

The dimensions were evaluated through 46 metrics, with each metric graded on a 100-point scale and a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for retirement.

Scottsdale’s total score came at 56.69 points, ranking No. 4 for quality of life and No. 28 for activities.

The city landed No. 66 for affordability and No. 71 for health care.

Coming behind three California cities, Scottsdale was No. 4 on the list for best “mild weather,” while also having the second highest percentage of its population over the age of 65.

The next Valley city, Tempe, ranked No. 21 on the list, with Tucson (No. 50), Gilbert (No. 54) and Chandler (No. 56) placing afterward.

The cities that made the bottom three for worst places to retire were: Bridgeport, Connecticut; Newark, New Jersey; and San Bernardino, California.

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Scottsdale ranked among top 10 places to retire in US, per WalletHub