Usually we’re not surprised when we see NYC taking home certain titles–best city for breakfast enthusiasts? Trust us, we know (and our bagels and b.e.c.s are proof). Most interesting place in the world? A quick stroll down the street will prove that.
But one title it was given that did take us by surprise was when it was named one of the best big cities in the U.S. to retire–especially considering it was recently crowned the most expensive city in the country.
But, nevertheless, apparently retirees should have their eye on the Big Apple!
U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of the best big cities to retire in 2024, analyzing data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and New York City came in sixth.
In order to arrive at their conclusion, U.S. News & World Report analyzed data relating to six categories, including:
- Retiree Taxes
- Job Market
- Health Care Quality
Overall, New York City received a score of 7.
The ranking reads:
New York City is a place written about in songs, it has served as the backdrop for countless movies and it’s inspired people worldwide with its grandiosity…The metro area is a place of opportunity, which is why – despite the crowds and costs – people keep coming…Known as “the city that never sleeps,”…People come to New York City to pursue their dreams, achieve a better life and test the adage “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”
Each year U.S. News & World Report also releases their ranking of the best places to live in the U.S. overall, and this year NYC came in at #98–that’s a 22 spot jump compared to last year when NYC ranked in at #120!
So, though NYC is only the seventh best big city in the U.S.–yet another title we find pretty hard to believe–looks like we won’t be going anywhere any time soon!