See how retirement-friendly Charlotte is, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care and more.
When it comes to your eventual retirement destination, you might be leaning towards a city based on its amount of sunlight and quality of golf courses. And while both of those things are certainly important, there are plenty of other factors to consider once you're off that 9-to-5 schedule.
Bankrate.com ranked the top 50 U.S. cities for retirement based on things like cost of living, crime rate, and public transportation, along with and the overall well-being of seniors, as measured by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. And as it turns out, the places that offer seniors the best standard of living aren't all the cities you'd expect.
See how Charlotte fared overall below, then dive into the in-depth report here on Bankrate.com.
Charlotte ranked #13 based on the following criteria:
- Cost of Living: Very Low
- Crime Rate: Low
- Health Care Quality: Average
- Percentage Of People Over 65 Years Old: Below Average
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Taxes: Average
- Things To Do: Below Average
- Weather: Average
- Well Being: Good