A week after a study named North Carolina the fifth-worst state in the country for health care, another report by the same group suggests Raleigh is the state’s top exception.
Personal finance website WalletHub has ranked the City of Oaks No. 19 in its list of 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Retire. The report ranks the 150 largest U.S. cities based on multiple factors within four key areas – affordability, activities, quality of life and health care. Suburbs were not considered part of the cities in the ranking.
Raleigh’s top rating was sixth for health care, based on the number of health care professionals per capita, the quality of public hospitals and factors related to general public wellness. The city ranked 61st in affordability and in quality of life, and 48th in activities.
Charlotte ranked 46th overall as a retirement spot, and Winston-Salem was 65th. Fayetteville was 72nd, and was shown to have the fourth-lowest annual cost of in-home services. Durham was listed 81st and Greensboro 84th.
The top three best locations to retire were all in Florida – Orlando, Tampa and Miami.