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Best Cities for Sucessful Aging


This report by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic think tank, explores the best cities for aging in the US. The report looked at 359 metro areas across the US and generated a composite ranking for each, based on eight sub-components (general indicators, health care, wellness, living arrangements, transportation/convenience, financial well-being, employment/education, and community engagement). Additionally, they recognized that a 65-year-old’s needs likely differ from those of an 80-year-old. By using the same data but weighting the indicators differently, two indexes were created, one for ages 65 through 79 and another for age 80 and up. For instance education/employment was considered to play a bigger role for residents ages 65-79 than for those who were 80+. Their top picks might surprise you.