Three local cities have made the top 5 places to live for retirees according to a new report.
ChamberofCommerce.org issued their 2019 ranking Tuesday of the best cities for retirees. The rankings are based on aspects such as cost of living, quality of life, and crime.
Fall River took the number 5 spot while New Bedford came in #1. Warwick, RI placed third.
Here is what ChamberofCommerce.org had to say about Fall River.
“In addition to its unique cultural makeup, Fall River also has a number of points of interest that prove attractive to retirees. History buffs will love Battleship Cove, which is the largest naval ship exhibit in the world and features the USS Massachusetts, while Fall River Heritage State Park, located on the waterfront, provides hiking opportunities for physically active seniors. With a median monthly housing cost of just $804, a nearly 20% share of senior citizens, low crime, and a high density of physicians, the hard numbers further reinforce Fall River’s reputation as an excellent retirement destination.”
The top 5 are:
1. New Bedford, Massachusetts
2. Quincy, Massachusetts
3. Warwick, Rhode Island
4. New York, New York
5. Fall River, Massachusetts
For the full list, click here.