Looking for a place to live out your golden years? Two Georgia cities have been ranked among the 100 best places to retire.
U.S. News & World Report recently release its “Best Places to Retire” list. To determine the roundup, its analysts evaluated the 100 largest metropolitan areas in America across six indexes: happiness, house affordability, healthcare, retiree taxes, job market and desirability.
The overall retirement score and each index score was calculated on a 10-point scale using data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Labor to collect the data.
After analyzing the results, they discovered Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the No. 1 best place to retire followed by Fort Myers, Florida.
Georgia cities were lower on the list, with Augusta coming in at No. 40 and Atlanta at No. 41.
Augusta received an overall score of 6.7 with a 7.7 for housing affordability and a 6.0 for healthcare. Additionally, it scored a 6.2 for desirability and a 6.0 for job market.
As for Atlanta, it received an overall score of 6.6 with a 6.6. for housing affordability and a 6.3 for healthcare. It scored a 6.8 for desirability and a 7.0 for job market.
Augusta and Atlanta also were among the top 100 best places to live, according to U.S. News’ report. Augusta was No. 71 and Atlanta was No. 57.
Want to know how others areas fared? Take a look at the full assessments here.
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