Crime and the limited cultural vitality are other factors that may make Georgia less appealing to seniors.
So which state are most welcoming to older adults? Surprisingly, not the states that have traditionally attracted retirees.
While Florida, Maine and West Virginia have the highest percentage of residents ages 65 and over, only Maine cracks the top 10 for the best states for retirees. Arizona, another state that has historically attracted retirees, comes in at number 12 in the rankings.
In the top slot is New Hampshire for seniors who can brave the weather (the state ranked in the bottom five for weather). Colorado is the next best option for seniors who don't mind hanging out with a lot of younger people since the state, like Georgia, has one of the smallest retiree populations in the nation.