The best place to retire in the United States is in dispute. There’s no formal debate, but a review of reliable publications showed surveys have named different states and cities as the “best” place to retire. For instance:
• Iowa was #1 in a best places to retire survey cited by Yahoo! Money.1
• Fort Myers, Florida was #1 in the ranking from U.S. News & World Report.2
• Athens, Georgia was the first name on a list of 25 places that are all the best, according to Forbes.3
• Catalina Foothills, Arizona topped Money.com’s list of eight equally best places to retire.4
In 2019, Kiplinger offered a list of the 50 best places to retire. There was one in each state.5
It begs the question, doesn’t it? How can there be so many ‘best’ places to retire?