Money Magazine Releases Best Places to Retire 2014, Powered by Onboard Informatics


This month, Money Magazine released their 2014 edition of Best Places to Retire, an annual feature derived from the same Onboard Informatics data used in their Best Places to Live series. By focusing on datasets such as crime data, job growth, cost of living, and weather information, Money Magazine filtered 200 starting towns and cities down to 30 finalists. Finally, the list of finalists was divided into the Best Places to Keep the Cost Low, the Best Places for an Encore Career, and the Best Places for a Well-Rounded Retirement. For those who anticipate beach towns and golf resorts to top and flood the lists, this year’s results may surprise you:

  • The #1 Best Place to Keep the Costs Low: Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • The #1 Best Place for an Encore Career: Iowa City, Iowa
  • The #1 Best Place for a Well-Rounded Retirement: Northfield, Minnesota

For thirteen years, Onboard Informatics has worked closely with Money Magazine to produce their widely publicized Best Places to Live lists. Onboard meticulously sifts through and provides detailed data on parameters such as affordability, safety, school quality, diversity, and leisurely activities. Onboard then hands this data off to Money Magazine where they do further examination such as visiting the top ranking towns for a more thorough feel. The Best Places to Retire list, among several other sub-lists, is then derived from the same data points used to determine the Best Places to Live. The lists provide great content for home buyers and retirees alike..

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Congratulations to all the top ranking towns!

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