To help retirees considering a move, Stacker referenced Niche’s 2021 Best Places to Retire study, which lists 50 American small towns that offer the best retirement options. Niche made its determinations according to retiree representation, weather quality, cost and safety, access to healthy living, and a host of other factors. For each town on this list, Stacker included the town’s resident population along with figures for owners, renters, and median household income.
While this data is the most current available, some housing statistics Niche uses to calculate its rankings—such as median home values and housing costs—are not entirely reflective of the current housing market. Since these numbers are subject to frequent changes and housing represents 5% of Niche’s total ranking, those statistics are omitted from forthcoming data points and do not detract from Niche’s overall assessment of the best places for retirees.
Read on to see which locations are the best spots to retire in America and where you might want to go.