See where these 4 Alabama cities ranked on WalletHub’s best places to retire

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Guess which cities made the list. Photo via The Bama Buzz

Have you ever thought about retiring in Alabama? If not, you may want to reconsider. Alabama and a few of its cities have made their way to WalletHub’s “Best & Worst Places to Retire” list. Keep reading for rankings.

What to consider

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Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo via Pat Byington for The Bama Buzz

We spend the bulk of our lives preparing for the future—financial security in our older age. Why not look for a place where you can relax in retirement? Think, if you weigh your options.

There are multiple options to solidifying a stable retirement, relocating being one of them. WalletHub came up with a list of the best cities to relocate to that can allow you to stretch your dollars without sacrificing your lifestyle. Those cities were chosen based off:

  • Safety
  • Good healthcare access
  • Lots of places to spend leisure time
  • Good weather

Four Alabama cities appeared on this list—Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery and Huntsville.

BONUS: Alabama ranked #27 in WalletHub’s Best & Worst States to Retire and #1 in affordability!

Where we rank

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Check out Florence Harbor Marina at night. Photo via Daeja Coleman for The Bama Buzz

WalletHub compared the ‘retirement-friendliness’ of 182 cities (including the 150 most populated U.S. cities) across four key points:

  • Affordability
  • Activities
  • Quality of Life
  • Health Care

Here are the rankings.

BIRMINGHAM, AL. ranked:

  • #39 overall in the 2021 Best & Worst Places to Retire list
  • #9 in affordability
  • #38 in activities
  • #173 in quality of life
  • #109 in health care

MOBILE, AL. ranked:

  • #63 overall in the 2021 Best & Worst Places to Retire list
  • #3 in affordability
  • #138 in activities
  • #147 in quality of life
  • #155 in health care

HUNTSVILLE, AL. ranked:

  • #95 overall in the 2021 Best & Worst Places to Retire list
  • #45 in affordability
  • #167 in activities
  • #118 in quality of life
  • #125 in health care

MONTGOMERY, AL. ranked:

  • #110 overall in the 2021 Best & Worst Places to Retire list
  • #2 in affordability
  • #149 in activities
  • #163 in quality of life
  • #168 in health care

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What do you think about these Alabama cities’ rankings on the 2021 Best & Worst Places to Retire list? Tag us @TheBamaBuzz and let us know.

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