This East Coast Town Was Voted the Happiest Place to Retire in 2024 (and It s Not in Florida)

Barnstable, MALocated on Cape Cod, Barnstable offers beachside beauty, high social interaction, and plenty of activities, despite its high cost of living and limited healthcare access.

Naples, FLNaples provides warm weather, no state personal income tax, and the highest life expectancy among the 200 cities analyzed.

Ann Arbor, MIAnn Arbor is an affordable college town with excellent healthcare access, ranking #1 for health overall.

Durham, NCDurham is known for its strong sense of community and abundant healthcare resources, making it ideal for social retirees.

Boulder, COBoulder is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, ranking #3 for housing and transportation, ensuring easy navigation and comfortable living.

North Port, FLNorth Port offers a high level of community and social connection, a large 65+ population, and a low tax burden.

Olympia, WAOlympia is the top city for financial factors, with a low cost of living and minimal poverty, helping retirees stretch their savings.

San Jose, CASan Jose offers the second-highest average life expectancy but has an extremely high cost of living, at 231% of the U.S. average.

San Luis Obispo, CASan Luis Obispo is known for its comfort and temperate weather, making it an ideal environment for retirees.

Madison, WIMadison combines a low cost of living with a high median household income, providing affordability and a healthy lifestyle.