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1 great chart for comparing the best and worst cities for your retirement

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See how your hometown or preferred retirement destination stacks up for various factors that are likely to matter to you when you hit your senior years.

Use this chart to find out how cities compare regionally for the criteria Bankrate has used to rank our best and worst cities for retirement: cost of living; crime rate (violent and property crimes); walkability; health care quality; state and local tax burden; personal well-being for seniors; weather (temperature and precipitation); and the vitality of the local cultural scene.

We focused on nearly 200 cities of varying sizes that had data available in all of our ranking categories. The ratings on the chart range -- depending on the category -- from "great" or "very high" down to "poor" or "very low." 

Here is our chart, with cities ranked from the best to the worst.

Best and worst cities to retire
RankCityCost of livingCrimeWell-beingWalkabilityTaxesHealth care WeatherCulture
Rank: 1City: Arlington, VACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GreatTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 2City: Alexandria, VACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 3City: Franklin, TNCost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: PoorTaxes: Very lowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 4City: Silver Spring, MDCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 5City: West Des Moines, IACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 6City: Nashville, TNCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 7City: Sarasota, FLCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 8City: Rockville, MDCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 9City: Des Moines, IACost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 10City: Murfreesboro, TNCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: PoorTaxes: Very lowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 11City: Scottsdale, AZCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 12City: Round Rock, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: PoorTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 13City: Mesa, AZCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 14City: Bradenton, FLCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 15City: Glendale, CACost of living: Very highCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 16City: Austin, TXCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GreatWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 17City: PhoenixCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 18City: Cape Coral, FLCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 19City: North Port, FLCost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 20City: Charleston, SCCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 21City: Kendall, FLCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 22City: Frederick, MDCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 23City: MiamiCost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 24City: Long Beach, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 25City: Los AngelesCost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 26City: Santa Ana, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 27City: Fort Myers, FLCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GreatWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 28City: Tucson, AZCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 29City: Mauldin, SCCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 30City: DenverCost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 31City: Metairie, LACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 32City: Portland, MECost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 33City: Washington, DCCost of living: Very highCrime: Very highWell-being: GreatWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 34City: Tampa, FLCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 35City: Virginia Beach, VACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 36City: Cambridge, MACost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 37City: Berkeley, CACost of living: Very highCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 38City: Greenville, SCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 39City: Norfolk, VACost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 40City: Wilmington, NCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 41City: Anaheim, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 42City: Richmond, VACost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 43City: Deerfield Beach, FLCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 44City: Irvine, CACost of living: Very highCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 45City: Newport News, VACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 46City: Fort Lauderdale, FLCost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 47City: Aurora, COCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 48City: Lakewood, WACost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 49City: St. Paul, MNCost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 50City: Tacoma, WACost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 51City: Prescott, AZCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 52City: Irving, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 53City: Roswell, GACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 54City: SeattleCost of living: Very highCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 55City: Clearwater, FLCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 56City: Sandy Springs, GACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 57City: Vancouver, WACost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 58City: Deltona, FLCost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 59City: Plano, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 60City: West Allis, WICost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 61City: MinneapolisCost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 62City: PhiladelphiaCost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 63City: Pompano Beach, FLCost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 64City: New OrleansCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 65City: South Portland, MECost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 66City: Everett, WACost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 67City: Salt Lake CityCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 68City: Sugar Land, TXCost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: AverageWalkability: PoorTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 69City: Kissimmee, FLCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 70City: Bellevue, WACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 71City: Lakewood, COCost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 72City: Columbia, SCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 73City: Winston-Salem, NCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GreatWalkability: PoorTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 74City: Marietta, GACost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 75City: Raleigh, NCCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 76City: Hoover, ALCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 77City: Orlando, FLCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 78City: Colorado Springs, COCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 79City: Hayward, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 80City: Omaha, NECost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 81City: Waukesha, WICost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 82City: Denton, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 83City: DallasCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 84City: Newton, MACost of living: HighCrime: Very lowWell-being: AverageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 85City: Miami Beach, FLCost of living: AverageCrime: Very highWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 86City: Dearborn, MICost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 87City: BostonCost of living: Very highCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 88City: The Woodlands, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: PoorTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 89City: Sanford, FLCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 90City: Easton, PACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 91City: Sunnyvale, CACost of living: Very highCrime: Very lowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 92City: Hillsboro, ORCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 93City: Baton Rouge, LACost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 94City: Portland, ORCost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 95City: Santa Clara, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 96City: Wilmington, DECost of living: AverageCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 97City: Concord, NCCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: PoorTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 98City: St. Petersburg, FLCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 99City: Conroe, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 100City: Ormond Beach, FLCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: PoorTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 101City: Bloomington, MNCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 102City: Roseville, CACost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 103City: Carlisle, PACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 104City: Anderson, SCCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 105City: Arden-Arcade, CACost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 106City: AtlantaCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 107City: HoustonCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 108City: Jersey City, NJCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 109City: South San Francisco, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 110City: Redwood City, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 111City: North Charleston, SCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 112City: Arlington, TXCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 113City: Knoxville, TNCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 114City: Bethlehem, PACost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 115City: Grand Rapids, MICost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 116City: San FranciscoCost of living: Very highCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 117City: Columbus, OHCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 118City: Jacksonville, FLCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 119City: Livonia, MICost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 120City: Sacramento, CACost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: GreatWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 121City: Charlotte, NCCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 122City: Albuquerque, NMCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GreatWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 123City: Allentown, PACost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 124City: Asheville, NCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 125City: Kansas City, KSCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 126City: Wichita, KSCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 127City: Kansas City, MOCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 128City: Wyoming, MICost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 129City: Chattanooga, TNCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 130City: Las VegasCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 131City: San Jose, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GreatWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 132City: MilwaukeeCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GreatWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 133City: San DiegoCost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 134City: PittsburghCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 135City: Oklahoma CityCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: PoorWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 136City: Fort Worth, TXCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 137City: Carmel, INCost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: AverageWalkability: PoorTaxes: AverageHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 138City: Framingham, MACost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 139City: Harrisburg, PACost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 140City: New Braunfels, TXCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: PoorTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 141City: San AntonioCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: PoorWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 142City: St. LouisCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 143City: Akron, OHCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 144City: Daytona Beach, FLCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: GreatCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 145City: Gastonia, NCCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: PoorTaxes: AverageHealth care: GreatWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 146City: Henderson, NVCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 147City: Oakland, CACost of living: Very highCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 148City: Boise, IDCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 149City: Paradise, NVCost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: PoorWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 150City: Towson, MDCost of living: AverageCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 151City: Tulsa, OKCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: PoorWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 152City: Providence, RICost of living: HighCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 153City: Carlsbad, CACost of living: Very highCrime: Very lowWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 154City: Rock Island, ILCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 155City: Newark, NJCost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 156City: Dayton, OHCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 157City: ChicagoCost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 158City: Birmingham, ALCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 159City: Arlington Heights, ILCost of living: HighCrime: Very lowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 160City: Anderson, INCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 161City: Stamford, CTCost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 162City: Memphis, TNCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very lowHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 163City: Naperville, ILCost of living: LowCrime: Very lowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 164City: BaltimoreCost of living: AverageCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 165City: Spokane Valley, WACost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: GoodWalkability: Below averageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 166City: Spokane, WACost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: LowHealth care: GoodWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 167City: Norwalk, CTCost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 168City: Louisville, KYCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: Below averageWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 169City: Moline, ILCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: GoodWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 170City: Bridgeport, CTCost of living: Very highCrime: AverageWell-being: GoodWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Good
Rank: 171City: ClevelandCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 172City: DetroitCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: GoodTaxes: LowHealth care: AverageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 173City: North Little Rock, ARCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 174City: Warwick, RICost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: GoodWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 175City: Conway, ARCost of living: LowCrime: AverageWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: AverageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 176City: IndianapolisCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 177City: West Hartford, CTCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: AverageTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 178City: Bakersfield, CACost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 179City: Albany, NYCost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 180City: Rochester, NYCost of living: LowCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 181City: Fresno, CACost of living: AverageCrime: AverageWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 182City: Hartford, CTCost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: AverageWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 183City: Ontario, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: AverageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 184City: East Hartford, CTCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: AverageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 185City: Schenectady, NYCost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 186City: Riverside, CACost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 187City: New York CityCost of living: Very highCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Great
Rank: 188City: Little Rock, ARCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: AverageHealth care: GoodWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 189City: Worcester, MACost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: HighHealth care: AverageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 190City: Troy, NYCost of living: AverageCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Average
Rank: 191City: Buffalo, NYCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 192City: Cheektowaga, NYCost of living: LowCrime: LowWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 193City: San Bernardino, CACost of living: Very highCrime: HighWell-being: Below averageWalkability: Below averageTaxes: HighHealth care: Below averageWeather: GoodCultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 194City: New Haven, CTCost of living: HighCrime: HighWell-being: PoorWalkability: GreatTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 195City: Milford, CTCost of living: HighCrime: LowWell-being: PoorWalkability: Below averageTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: Below averageCultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 196City: Niagara Falls, NYCost of living: LowCrime: Very highWell-being: Below averageWalkability: GoodTaxes: Very highHealth care: Below averageWeather: PoorCultural vitality: Below average

Sources: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; HealthView Services; Gallup-Healthways; Council for Community and Economic Research; Western States Arts Federation; the FBI; Tax Foundation; WalkScore.com; Creative Vitality Index (developed by Western States Arts Federation); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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