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.