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
Rank City Cost of living Crime Well-being Walkability Taxes Health care Weather Culture
Rank: 1 City: Arlington, VA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Great Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 2 City: Alexandria, VA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 3 City: Franklin, TN Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Poor Taxes: Very low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 4 City: Silver Spring, MD Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 5 City: West Des Moines, IA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 6 City: Nashville, TN Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 7 City: Sarasota, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 8 City: Rockville, MD Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 9 City: Des Moines, IA Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 10 City: Murfreesboro, TN Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Poor Taxes: Very low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 11 City: Scottsdale, AZ Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 12 City: Round Rock, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Poor Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 13 City: Mesa, AZ Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 14 City: Bradenton, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 15 City: Glendale, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 16 City: Austin, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Great Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 17 City: Phoenix Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 18 City: Cape Coral, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 19 City: North Port, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 20 City: Charleston, SC Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 21 City: Kendall, FL Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 22 City: Frederick, MD Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 23 City: Miami Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 24 City: Long Beach, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 25 City: Los Angeles Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 26 City: Santa Ana, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 27 City: Fort Myers, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Great Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 28 City: Tucson, AZ Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 29 City: Mauldin, SC Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 30 City: Denver Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 31 City: Metairie, LA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 32 City: Portland, ME Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 33 City: Washington, DC Cost of living: Very high Crime: Very high Well-being: Great Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 34 City: Tampa, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 35 City: Virginia Beach, VA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 36 City: Cambridge, MA Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 37 City: Berkeley, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 38 City: Greenville, SC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 39 City: Norfolk, VA Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 40 City: Wilmington, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 41 City: Anaheim, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 42 City: Richmond, VA Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 43 City: Deerfield Beach, FL Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 44 City: Irvine, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 45 City: Newport News, VA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 46 City: Fort Lauderdale, FL Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 47 City: Aurora, CO Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 48 City: Lakewood, WA Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 49 City: St. Paul, MN Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 50 City: Tacoma, WA Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 51 City: Prescott, AZ Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 52 City: Irving, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 53 City: Roswell, GA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 54 City: Seattle Cost of living: Very high Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 55 City: Clearwater, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 56 City: Sandy Springs, GA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 57 City: Vancouver, WA Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 58 City: Deltona, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 59 City: Plano, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 60 City: West Allis, WI Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 61 City: Minneapolis Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 62 City: Philadelphia Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 63 City: Pompano Beach, FL Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 64 City: New Orleans Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 65 City: South Portland, ME Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 66 City: Everett, WA Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 67 City: Salt Lake City Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 68 City: Sugar Land, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 69 City: Kissimmee, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 70 City: Bellevue, WA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 71 City: Lakewood, CO Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 72 City: Columbia, SC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 73 City: Winston-Salem, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Great Walkability: Poor Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 74 City: Marietta, GA Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 75 City: Raleigh, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 76 City: Hoover, AL Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 77 City: Orlando, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 78 City: Colorado Springs, CO Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 79 City: Hayward, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 80 City: Omaha, NE Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 81 City: Waukesha, WI Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 82 City: Denton, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 83 City: Dallas Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 84 City: Newton, MA Cost of living: High Crime: Very low Well-being: Average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 85 City: Miami Beach, FL Cost of living: Average Crime: Very high Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 86 City: Dearborn, MI Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 87 City: Boston Cost of living: Very high Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 88 City: The Woodlands, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 89 City: Sanford, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 90 City: Easton, PA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 91 City: Sunnyvale, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Very low Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 92 City: Hillsboro, OR Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 93 City: Baton Rouge, LA Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 94 City: Portland, OR Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 95 City: Santa Clara, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 96 City: Wilmington, DE Cost of living: Average Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 97 City: Concord, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 98 City: St. Petersburg, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 99 City: Conroe, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 100 City: Ormond Beach, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Poor Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 101 City: Bloomington, MN Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 102 City: Roseville, CA Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 103 City: Carlisle, PA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 104 City: Anderson, SC Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 105 City: Arden-Arcade, CA Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 106 City: Atlanta Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 107 City: Houston Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 108 City: Jersey City, NJ Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 109 City: South San Francisco, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 110 City: Redwood City, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 111 City: North Charleston, SC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 112 City: Arlington, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 113 City: Knoxville, TN Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 114 City: Bethlehem, PA Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 115 City: Grand Rapids, MI Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 116 City: San Francisco Cost of living: Very high Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 117 City: Columbus, OH Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 118 City: Jacksonville, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 119 City: Livonia, MI Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 120 City: Sacramento, CA Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Great Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 121 City: Charlotte, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 122 City: Albuquerque, NM Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Great Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 123 City: Allentown, PA Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 124 City: Asheville, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 125 City: Kansas City, KS Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 126 City: Wichita, KS Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 127 City: Kansas City, MO Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 128 City: Wyoming, MI Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 129 City: Chattanooga, TN Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 130 City: Las Vegas Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 131 City: San Jose, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Great Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 132 City: Milwaukee Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Great Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 133 City: San Diego Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 134 City: Pittsburgh Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 135 City: Oklahoma City Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Poor Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 136 City: Fort Worth, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 137 City: Carmel, IN Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Average Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 138 City: Framingham, MA Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 139 City: Harrisburg, PA Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 140 City: New Braunfels, TX Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 141 City: San Antonio Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Poor Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 142 City: St. Louis Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 143 City: Akron, OH Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 144 City: Daytona Beach, FL Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Great Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 145 City: Gastonia, NC Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Poor Taxes: Average Health care: Great Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 146 City: Henderson, NV Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 147 City: Oakland, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 148 City: Boise, ID Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 149 City: Paradise, NV Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Poor Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 150 City: Towson, MD Cost of living: Average Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 151 City: Tulsa, OK Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Poor Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 152 City: Providence, RI Cost of living: High Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 153 City: Carlsbad, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Very low Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 154 City: Rock Island, IL Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 155 City: Newark, NJ Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 156 City: Dayton, OH Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 157 City: Chicago Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 158 City: Birmingham, AL Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 159 City: Arlington Heights, IL Cost of living: High Crime: Very low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 160 City: Anderson, IN Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 161 City: Stamford, CT Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Good Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 162 City: Memphis, TN Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very low Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 163 City: Naperville, IL Cost of living: Low Crime: Very low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 164 City: Baltimore Cost of living: Average Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 165 City: Spokane Valley, WA Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Good Walkability: Below average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 166 City: Spokane, WA Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Low Health care: Good Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 167 City: Norwalk, CT Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 168 City: Louisville, KY Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Below average Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 169 City: Moline, IL Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Good Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 170 City: Bridgeport, CT Cost of living: Very high Crime: Average Well-being: Good Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Good
Rank: 171 City: Cleveland Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 172 City: Detroit Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Good Taxes: Low Health care: Average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 173 City: North Little Rock, AR Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 174 City: Warwick, RI Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Good Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 175 City: Conway, AR Cost of living: Low Crime: Average Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 176 City: Indianapolis Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 177 City: West Hartford, CT Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Average Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 178 City: Bakersfield, CA Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 179 City: Albany, NY Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 180 City: Rochester, NY Cost of living: Low Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 181 City: Fresno, CA Cost of living: Average Crime: Average Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 182 City: Hartford, CT Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Average Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 183 City: Ontario, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 184 City: East Hartford, CT Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 185 City: Schenectady, NY Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 186 City: Riverside, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 187 City: New York City Cost of living: Very high Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Great
Rank: 188 City: Little Rock, AR Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Average Health care: Good Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 189 City: Worcester, MA Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: High Health care: Average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 190 City: Troy, NY Cost of living: Average Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Average
Rank: 191 City: Buffalo, NY Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Below average Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 192 City: Cheektowaga, NY Cost of living: Low Crime: Low Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 193 City: San Bernardino, CA Cost of living: Very high Crime: High Well-being: Below average Walkability: Below average Taxes: High Health care: Below average Weather: Good Cultural vitality: Poor
Rank: 194 City: New Haven, CT Cost of living: High Crime: High Well-being: Poor Walkability: Great Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 195 City: Milford, CT Cost of living: High Crime: Low Well-being: Poor Walkability: Below average Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Below average Cultural vitality: Below average
Rank: 196 City: Niagara Falls, NY Cost of living: Low Crime: Very high Well-being: Below average Walkability: Good Taxes: Very high Health care: Below average Weather: Poor Cultural 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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