Top 8 Worst Cities For Retirement

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What Are The Worst Cities To Live Out Your Retirement?

For most of us, the location where we retire isn’t hard to work out. After all, living close to family and friends is often one of the biggest deal-breakers for what most people picture their golden years to be like.

Also, many people won’t want to part ways with a town or region they’ve called home for most of their lives. Still, many others are happy to use retirement as a chance to explore.

Sometimes it’s a matter of wanting a sunnier climate, and others might just want to trade in the high cost of living and fast pace of a big city for somewhere better suited to living on a fixed budget.

Regardless of why you may want to move, carefully consider your desired landing spot. You don’t want to end up living in one of the worst cities in America!

You should consider your nest egg and carefully plan around certain expenditures like the annual cost of living or what it will cost you if you need to hire a home healthcare worker for you or your spouse.

But besides all this, if you’ve already decided that you want a change of scenery, be careful of the location you move to. Not all cities are worth your peace of mind. Let’s take a closer look at the 8 worst cities to live in America!

…Keep reading to see if your hometown is among the worst cities!

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6 thoughts on “Top 8 Worst Cities For Retirement”

  1. While Portland Oregon used to be a nice quiet town. Efforts by the cities political leaders to make the area more cosmopolitin have left the police force woefully understaffed and many people who could have contributed to improvements have departed for places where petty crime and nightly shooting have made the place dangerous for senior citizens as well as others. Also street racing after dark where young people are offten injured make the general area generally unsafe for anyone who does not know their way around such dangerous rotating hot spots.

  2. Why would you want to live in Portland Oregon ? Crime is outrageous. They don’t prosecute the criminals. Don’ know & don’t want to know.

    1. It’s certainly not consistent with any NYC neighborhood where you’d actually want to live.

      The estimate of $2000 for a one-bedroom in downtown LA also seems low to me. And downtown—Yuk! I lived there from 2017 to 2019, so I have a pretty good idea. It’s great for bars and restaurants, but the scarcity of supermarkets and everyday services, not to mention the incredibly crappy system of public transport, means you will still be car-dependent even in that very dense area. And when you factor in the enormous homeless population, it can be quite scary. That said, living in LA can be wonderful if you choose the right neighborhood—preferably very close to your work so that time spent in the notoriously horrifying traffic jams will be minimal. It will cost you BIG, but there’s no other place like it.

    2. No kidding! “In NYC, 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $867 (20.99%) year-over-year from $4,128 to $4,895. Seattle a 2-bedroom average is $3,234” …according to rent dot com.

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