5 best US cities to retire to

Retirement offers many options so you can get the most enjoyable experiences imaginable. Whether that be sitting at home, working on your fitness, or taking a few cruising trips a year. If you’re a retiree looking for a way to get the best out of where you live and are thinking of a relocation to enjoy your golden years, why not try out a completely different country altogether. 

The US offers unique experiences and often an affordable lifestyle that promises you a whole new way of living. Forbes identified cities that rank high based on outdoor cycling and walking facilities, volunteering opportunities, crime rates and availability of doctors.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the safest, most comfortable and beautiful cities in the US to retire in.   

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Madison, Wisconsin

Although it has freezing winters, this state offers many factors retirees would find difficult to pass up.


Boulder, Colorado

Another chilly climate to call home, Boulder is the perfect place to see your golden years out with numerous volunteering opportunities, low crime rates and bike-friendly neighbourhoods.

Portland, Oregon

It is Oregon’s largest city and is known for their gorgeous rivers, mountains and breathtaking views at every turn.

Seattle, Washington

A rainy mist covers Seattle most of the year, but don’t let that stop you. This US city offers mesmerising mountain scenery and plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Billings, Montana

It’s nicknamed Magic City and it’s not hard to see why. An inviting place with beautiful weather, beautiful views and even better places to settle down and relax for the rest of your days.