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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Large Metros
 

Large Cities - Overall Rankings

OVERALL Age 65-79 Age 80+
METRO Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Provo-Orem, UT 1 83.92 1 84.09 1 82.86
Madison, WI 2 81.39 2 80.64 2 80.54
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 3 78.79 4 77.85 3 79.17
Salt Lake City, UT 4 78.07 3 78.00 4 76.73
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 5 77.84 5 77.66 6 76.32
Austin-Round Rock, TX 6 77.42 6 77.35 5 76.61
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 7 77.33 7 77.07 7 76.22
Jackson, MS 8 77.23 8 76.97 8 76.03
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 9 76.80 10 76.70 9 75.48
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10 76.61 9 76.83 10 75.35
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11 75.91 11 76.16 11 75.33
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 12 75.81 12 75.83 13 74.64
Toledo, OH 13 75.37 13 75.15 12 75.14
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14 75.07 16 74.95 14 74.16
Springfield, MA 15 74.68 14 75.11 54 71.37
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 16 74.63 18 74.54 16 73.92
Rochester, NY 17 74.55 22 74.18 17 73.81
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 18 74.43 19 74.48 26 72.82
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 19 74.37 15 75.08 34 72.11
Syracuse, NY 20 74.17 21 74.19 29 72.31
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 21 74.06 23 74.12 37 71.94
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 22 74.02 20 74.38 28 72.48
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 23 73.93 24 73.76 23 73.09
Urban Honolulu, HI 24 73.87 17 74.66 52 71.39
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 25 73.68 25 73.63 15 73.94
Kansas City, MO-KS 26 73.58 27 73.40 25 72.90
St. Louis, MO-IL 27 73.52 29 73.36 19 73.25
Oklahoma City, OK 28 73.46 26 73.41 24 72.92
Dayton, OH 29 73.34 30 73.33 27 72.81
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 73.26 34 73.07 42 71.82
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 31 73.20 32 73.19 30 72.28
Richmond, VA 32 73.19 33 73.16 38 71.93
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 33 73.15 39 72.74 21 73.19
Boise City, ID 34 73.14 31 73.21 41 71.88
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 35 72.90 36 72.84 19 73.25
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 36 72.89 42 72.66 22 73.16
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 37 72.88 39 72.74 53 71.38
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 38 72.87 27 73.40 46 71.54
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 39 72.86 46 72.44 32 72.27
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 72.85 36 72.84 40 71.90
Wichita, KS 41 72.82 41 72.72 51 71.40
Raleigh, NC 42 72.75 38 72.77 43 71.80
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 43 72.60 43 72.60 54 71.37
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 44 72.49 50 72.09 36 71.95
Pittsburgh, PA 45 72.49 44 72.58 49 71.51
Colorado Springs, CO 46 72.48 35 72.95 70 69.81
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 47 72.47 48 72.29 35 72.01
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 48 72.46 47 72.35 30 72.28
Columbus, OH 49 72.37 45 72.45 48 71.52
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 72.19 53 72.02 39 71.92
Akron, OH 51 72.18 51 72.05 45 71.71
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 52 72.14 49 72.14 46 71.54
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 53 71.92 63 71.40 33 72.12
Columbia, SC 54 71.90 54 71.86 62 70.79
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 55 71.84 58 71.69 44 71.76
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 56 71.79 51 72.05 66 70.58
Tulsa, OK 57 71.73 55 71.76 57 71.06
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 58 71.62 56 71.73 61 70.87
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 59 71.57 61 71.55 18 73.74
Tucson, AZ 60 71.53 56 71.73 56 71.24
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 61 71.52 59 71.60 68 70.16
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 62 71.48 61 71.55 59 70.90
Jacksonville, FL 63 71.46 60 71.56 67 70.37
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 64 71.36 65 71.29 65 70.69
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 65 71.36 63 71.40 50 71.43
Baton Rouge, LA 66 71.33 67 71.15 59 70.90
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 67 71.06 69 70.87 64 70.71
Worcester, MA-CT 68 70.99 68 70.95 77 69.22
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 69 70.68 66 71.16 78 69.02
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 70.55 72 70.64 76 69.23
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 71 70.47 73 70.55 73 69.48
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 72 70.18 74 70.12 75 69.30
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 73 70.17 77 69.92 69 70.00
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 74 70.17 70 70.67 83 68.47
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 75 70.07 78 69.81 62 70.79
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 76 70.05 78 69.81 71 69.76
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 77 70.03 71 70.66 85 68.05
New Haven-Milford, CT 78 69.97 76 69.95 81 68.60
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 79 69.96 81 69.75 72 69.70
El Paso, TX 80 69.89 80 69.78 58 70.95
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 81 69.80 85 69.56 74 69.32
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 82 69.79 75 70.01 79 68.85
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 83 69.52 84 69.62 84 68.40
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 84 69.44 83 69.72 82 68.52
Chattanooga, TN-GA 85 69.37 86 69.30 80 68.81
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 86 69.19 81 69.75 92 67.18
Albuquerque, NM 87 69.04 89 69.06 85 68.05
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 88 68.76 88 69.12 88 67.92
Knoxville, TN 89 68.67 92 68.72 89 67.68
Fresno, CA 90 68.61 91 68.86 87 67.99
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 91 68.37 90 68.97 94 66.71
Greensboro-High Point, NC 92 68.01 94 68.12 91 67.27
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 93 68.00 87 69.20 96 65.50
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 94 67.93 93 68.15 93 66.91
Winston-Salem, NC 95 67.71 95 67.45 90 67.54
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 96 66.81 96 67.29 95 65.69
Stockton-Lodi, CA 97 65.70 97 66.13 97 64.76
Bakersfield, CA 98 65.20 98 65.39 98 64.16
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 99 64.84 99 65.22 99 64.03
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 64.34 100 64.74 100 62.99
OVERALL Age 65-79 Age 80+
METRO Rank Rank Rank
Provo-Orem, UT 1 1 1
Madison, WI 2 2 2
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 3 4 3
Salt Lake City, UT 4 3 4
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 5 5 6
Austin-Round Rock, TX 6 6 5
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 7 7 7
Jackson, MS 8 8 8
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 9 10 9
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10 9 10
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11 11 11
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 12 12 13
Toledo, OH 13 13 12
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14 16 14
Springfield, MA 15 14 54
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 16 18 16
Rochester, NY 17 22 17
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 18 19 26
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 19 15 34
Syracuse, NY 20 21 29
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 21 23 37
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 22 20 28
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 23 24 23
Urban Honolulu, HI 24 17 52
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 25 25 15
Kansas City, MO-KS 26 27 25
St. Louis, MO-IL 27 29 19
Oklahoma City, OK 28 26 24
Dayton, OH 29 30 27
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 34 42
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 31 32 30
Richmond, VA 32 33 38
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 33 39 21
Boise City, ID 34 31 41
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 35 36 19
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 36 42 22
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 37 39 53
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 38 27 46
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 39 46 32
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 36 40
Wichita, KS 41 41 51
Raleigh, NC 42 38 43
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 43 43 54
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 44 50 36
Pittsburgh, PA 45 44 49
Colorado Springs, CO 46 35 70
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 47 48 35
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 48 47 30
Columbus, OH 49 45 48
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 53 39
Akron, OH 51 51 45
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 52 49 46
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 53 63 33
Columbia, SC 54 54 62
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 55 58 44
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 56 51 66
Tulsa, OK 57 55 57
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 58 56 61
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 59 61 18
Tucson, AZ 60 56 56
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 61 59 68
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 62 61 59
Jacksonville, FL 63 60 67
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 64 65 65
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 65 63 50
Baton Rouge, LA 66 67 59
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 67 69 64
Worcester, MA-CT 68 68 77
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 69 66 78
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 72 76
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 71 73 73
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 72 74 75
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 73 77 69
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 74 70 83
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 75 78 62
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 76 78 71
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 77 71 85
New Haven-Milford, CT 78 76 81
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 79 81 72
El Paso, TX 80 80 58
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 81 85 74
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 82 75 79
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 83 84 84
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 84 83 82
Chattanooga, TN-GA 85 86 80
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 86 81 92
Albuquerque, NM 87 89 85
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 88 88 88
Knoxville, TN 89 92 89
Fresno, CA 90 91 87
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 91 90 94
Greensboro-High Point, NC 92 94 91
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 93 87 96
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 94 93 93
Winston-Salem, NC 95 95 90
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 96 96 95
Stockton-Lodi, CA 97 97 97
Bakersfield, CA 98 98 98
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 99 99 99
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 100 100