New Hampshire Tops List of Best States for Retirees

A new ranking puts New Hampshire at the top of the list for retirement locations because of its low crime and poverty scores, as well as its health and well-being scores.

New York-based personal finance site Finder looked at 32 different rating factors across six categories — health and well-being, affordability, crime and poverty, culture, weather, and location — to narrow down its list of best retirement spots.

In five of the six categories, New Hampshire scored in the top 10. The state score was helped by New Hampshire having the lowest burglary rates in the country and the second-lowest rates of senior poverty rate, property crime, and violent crime. It also had the fifth-lowest percentage of the senior population who are food insecure.

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