When you think of retirement destinations, Minnesota is hardly ever on the list. Yet, one Minnesota city landed in the Top 10 of places to retire according to our friends at Wallet Hub.

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What do people look for when they retire? A place they can live safely, with good healthcare, and of course enjoy.

So, Wallet Hub decided to dive into over 180 cities across the country to find which city was the best place to retire.

"To help Americans plan an affordable retirement while maintaining the best quality of life, WalletHub compared the retiree-friendliness of more than 180 U.S. cities across 46 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to the state’s health infrastructure. Read on for our findings, expert retirement advice and a full description of our methodology."

Minneapolis, Minnesota came in at number eight on their list, rating 3rd in activities and 9th in healthcare rank, helping the city boost into the Top 10.

Minneapolis is one of the few cities not in your normal 'retirement' destination locations in the Top 10. Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Flordia were all in the Top 5, while Charleston, South Carolina, ended up at number 3, and Scottsdale, Arizona at 6th.

According to Wallet Hub, four key dimensions were used to help measure the best retirement cities.

"To help Americans find the best cities to spend their golden years, WalletHub compared the retirement-friendliness of 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Activities, 3) Quality of Life and 4) Health Care."

You can check out the full list HERE.

Source: WalletHub

While Minnesota is not known as a great place to retire, the beautiful summer and fall weather, combined with numerous activities helps put Minneapolis in the Top 10. St. Paul, which is just under 12 miles from Minneapolis, came in at number 103.


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