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Report: Ridgewood Ranked Among Best U.S. Cities For Seniors To Retire

Ridgewood Share House.
Ridgewood Share House. Photo Credit: SHARE House Inc

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When it comes to retirement, think small and special — perhaps, Ridgewood.

GoodCall analysts reviewed 1,662 cities and towns in the U.S. and ranked them as the 2017 Best Cities for Seniors to Retire.

  • Ridgewood came in at No. 99. Here's the breakdown:
  • Population Age 65+: 13%
  • Health Care Cost (as % of national average): 104.94
  • Cost of Living (as % of national average): 176.59
  • Crime Rate per 1,000 people: 8.2
  • Health Care Establishments per 1,000 people: 7.06
  • Amenities per 1,000 people: 0.74
  • Sunny days: 70.7%

These are the top takeaways:

  • Top cities tended to be smaller. The top 10% of cities averaged about 45,000 residents, while the bottom 10% averaged more than 96,000.
  • Top cities tend to have many more homeowners.
  • Health care costs are lower in top cities.
  • The top cities tend to be places where older residents are flocking to.
  • Populous coastal areas tend to be ranked lower.

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