Ready toretire from the work grind, or simply looking forsomewhere both relatively affordable and beautiful to relocate? These cities have you covered.
U.S. News & World Reportrecently released its annual list ofthe best places to retire in the U.S. The media companyranked 100 of the country’s largest metroson six indexes: housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, job market and healthcare quality.Research included pulling data froma Gallup-Healthways happiness report, running an online survey to judge each city’s desirability, and analyzing local unemployment rates, since many retirees choose to keep working in some capacity.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a Florida city tookthe number-one spot in the final rankings. Butthe top 10is also peppered with Texan metros that offer especially affordable housing, low taxes and high happiness scores, a spokeswoman told HuffPost.
The way we see it, you don’t even need to be retired to enjoy life in these well-rounded cities. The top 10 metros to retire (or just plain live!) in the U.S. are:
Daytona Beach, Florida
El Paso, Texas
Grand Rapids, Michigan
San Antonio, Texas
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.