Baltimore Ranked Among Worst Cities To Retire

Baltimore ranked in the bottom 10 on this new list. (Shutterstock) BALTIMORE, MD — Charm City may be not be so charming for those who are looking to retire. At least, that is what personal finance site WalletHub found in a recent study. Baltimore ranked 174th out of 182 places to retire across the country. When looking at the 150 most populated cities as well as two of the most populated cities in each state, WalletHub evaluated them across four key dimensions. Here’s how Baltimore stacked up: Affordability: 142nd Activities: 65th Quality of life: 169th Health care: 124th Things like number of recreation and senior centers per capita, the cost of adult day health care, public golf courses per capital, share of population age 65 or older and data were taken into consideration. Orlando, Florida, took home the award for the best city to retire to in the nation, with Stockton, California, coming in last overall for when it comes to living out your golden years. Here are the top 15 cities in the U.S. to retire in, according to WalletHub: Orlando, Florida: 60.87 Tampa, Florida: 59.06 Scottsdale, Arizona: 58.35 Charleston, South Carolina: 58.30 Miami, Florida: 57.21 Denver, Colorado: 57.08 Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 56.58 Cape Coral, Florida: 56.50 Minneapolis, Minnesota: 56.46 Cheyenne, Wyoming: 56.46 New Orleans, Louisiana: 55.77 Pembroke Pines, Florida: 55.50 Sioux Falls, South Dakota: 55.49 Cincinnati, Ohio: 55.48 Las Vegas, Nevada: 55.45 Florida was by far the most featured state in the top 15 list with six cities, but Laredo, Texas, actually led the country in lowest adjusted cost of living and the lowest annual cost of in-home service. According to the study, half of the ten worst cities in which to retire were in California, and so was Baltimore: 173. Providence, Rhode Island: 39.86 174. Baltimore, Maryland: 39.53 175. Rancho Cucamonga, California: 38.80 176. Fresno, California: 38.73 177. Newark, New Jersey: 37.84 178. Bakersfield, California: 37.53 179. San Bernardino, California: 36.94 180. Warwick, Rhode Island: 36.34 181. Bridgeport, Connecticut: 35.74 182. Stockton, California: 33.73 Read the full list and methodology from WalletHub . — By Patch staffers Gus Saltonstall and Elizabeth Janney

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