These North Carolina towns are among the best places to retire in the United States

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Finding a place to settle down and retire in your forever home can be a big decision. Some cities may have more choices of leisure activities while others may be easier on your wallet.

WalletHub recently compared more than 180 cities across the country to determine which are the best places to retire, and six North Carolina cities found a spot on the list.

So which cities in North Carolina are among the best places in the country to retire?

  • No. 28: Raleigh
  • No. 76: Durham
  • 85: Charlotte
  • No. 130: Winston-Salem
  • 133: Fayetteville
  • #162: Greensboro

According to the list, six North Carolina cities were ranked among the best places to retire, but Raleigh topped all others to claim the top spot in the state. The state capital ended up in the top 30 largely due to its relatively affordable price compared to other cities in the country as well as its healthcare. While the other cities ranked lower on the list, each ranked first in terms of affordability.

Here are the top 20 US cities to retire in:

  1. Charleston, South Carolina
  2. Orlando Florida
  3. Cincinatti, Ohio
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  6. San Francisco, California
  7. Scottsdale, AZ
  8. Wilmington, Delaware
  9. Tampa, Florida
  10. Salt Lake City, UT
  11. Casper, Wyoming
  12. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  13. Atlanta, Georgia
  14. Denver, Colorado
  15. St. Petersburg, Florida
  16. Boise, Idaho
  17. Cape Coral, Florida
  18. Las Vegas, Nevada
  19. Pembroke Pines, Florida
  20. Honolulu Hawaii

To determine the list, WalletHub compared 182 cities across the country using four factors: affordability, activities, quality of life and health care. These factors were then assessed through 46 relevant parameters, including adjusted cost of living, annual cost of home services, leisure and elderly centers per capita, concert halls per capita, bingo per capita, senior friendly job market, community, mild weather, walk score, life expectancy and many more.

Check WalletHubThe full report here to see the best cities in the country to retire.

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