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Two Virginia cities made the list of best places to retire

Margaret Minnicks
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After working most of their adult lives, many people look for the best place to retire. Often acceptable places are overlooked. U.S. News analyzed data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the United States to rank the best cities for people to settle down based on their needs and expectations concerning housing, tax rates, health care, and other things.

Rankings were evaluated using data from sources including the following:

  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • FBI
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. News' own internal resources

The list includes two places to retire in the state of Virginia.

1. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia was ranked number 39 on the list to retire in the United States. Virginia Beach was also ranked as the 106th best place to live in the United States. Virginia's largest metro area is a resort city with miles of beaches, hundreds of hotels, motels, and award-winning restaurants, plenty of places to shop, and a place for any retiree to call home.

2. Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia, where this writer lives, ranked number 53 on the list of best places to retire in the United States even though she is not retired. Interestingly, Richmond ranked number 57 as the best place to live in the United States. That means this writer could be satisfied retiring exactly where she already lives.

Richmond is the capital of Virginia with many major suburbs surrounding the city. When people live or retire in Richmond, they will be very close to the following surrounding places that are just minutes away.

  • Midlothian
  • Chesterfield
  • Bon Air
  • Brandermill
  • Varina
  • Sandston
  • Glen Allen
  • Short Pump
  • Mechanicsville

For more information

If you are interested in seeing the entire list of the best places in the United States to retire and to see if your city is on the list, click on this link. To find out how the cities were ranked, read the Best Places to Retire Methodology.

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