Florida's no longer nation's best place to retire
Florida is no longer the best place to retire, according to a new national ranking.
What's happening: U.S. News & World Report named Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the No. 1 place to retire for 2024.
The big picture: Pennsylvania dominated the ranking, landing seven spots in the top 10.
Zoom in: Just three Florida cities — Daytona Beach, Tampa and Sarasota — cracked the top 20, compared to eight last year.
- Daytona Beach was the only Florida city to hang on to a top-10 spot.
- Lakeland also made an appearance at No. 22.
The intrigue: Despite growing affordability concerns among seniors, New York City rose eight spots to No. 6 on this year's list.
- Access to quality health care and overall desirability make it a top pick for deep-pocketed seniors, Harzog says.
The other side: California continues to be one of the least desirable places to retire, mostly due to housing affordability.
The bottom line: Retirees want affordable housing, quality health care and tax-friendly policies for seniors.
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