NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – According to a new classification of US News & World Report, New York is among the 150 Best Places to Retire in America.
The rankings took into account resident happiness, affordability, tax rates and the quality of health care.
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The city ranked 32nd with a low affordability score (3.6 out of 10) but a perfect 10 out of 10 in healthcare.
“For centuries, New York City has been a leader in commerce and culture, redefining everything from fashion trends to what a real bagel with schmear should look like,” US News wrote.
Syracuse came in 49th with high scores in affordability and health care. The weather is also a factor. The region sees an average of 120 inches of snow each year.
“It’s a comfortable place to live and the metro area continues to benefit from improvements, including a massive cleanup of Lake Onandaga,” US News wrote.
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Rochester, Albany and Buffalo made it to the top 100.
Hartford, Connecticut, was 36th with an average affordability score, but higher in healthcare. New Haven came in 60th place.
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Trenton was the only representative for New Jersey in the top 150, ranking 37th. It scored just below average in affordability, but 10 out of 10 in healthcare.
“With a history predating the founding of the United States, the capital of New Jersey was the scene of battles in the War of Independence and is home to a number of museums. Yet it still boasts a variety of modern attractions and entertainment, and its proximity to the Delaware River means locals can participate in water sports and enjoy an assortment of wildlife, ”US News wrote.
Florida dominated with eight cities in the top 10. Sarasota, Naples and Daytona Beach were the top three.
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