9 Safest US Cities to Retire In

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Pinehurst, North Carolina

Pinehurst, North Carolina, ranks as the safest and most affordable place to retire with good crime rates and an annual living cost of $68,516. It boasts nearly 40% of its population aged 65 or older.

Rockport, Massachusetts

Rockport, Massachusetts, has low crime rates but a higher cost of living at $95,952 annually, despite a livability score of 70.

Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky, offers a cost-effective retirement with an annual living cost under $60,000 and a high livability score of 91.

Urbandale, Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa, earns high marks for safety and affordability, boasting a livability score of 89 and an annual cost of living around $63,189.

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls, Minnesota, appeals to retirees with a quarter of its population aged 65 or older, alongside a low crime rate and an annual cost of living about $64,065.

Montpelier, Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont, the state capital, combines safety with a historical charm and lush surroundings. With an annual cost of living around $68,735, it scores 84 for livability.

Lexington, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts, offers high safety with a crime rate score of 0.986 but comes with a high cost of living averaging $105,583 annually. It's known for its top-notch security and livability score of 92.

Beatrice, Nebraska

Beatrice, Nebraska, stands out as one of the most affordable places to retire, boasting low crime rates and a livability score of 78. The annual cost of living is approximately $56,403, making it an economical choice.

Tonawanda, New York

Experience Niagara Falls at your doorstep in Tonawanda, New York, with a low crime rate and an annual cost of living around $67,203. It's a small community with a significant senior population.

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