Phoenix makes top 10 for country’s best places to retire

PHOENIX– The Valley of the Sun boasts a large retirement home and apparently for great factor: Phoenix was ranked Monday among the very best cities for individuals who have called it a profession.

“It’s certainly a destination senior citizens must consider,” Taylor Tepper, a representative for– the site that compiled the rankings– stated.

Phoenix was available in at eighth on the website’s list, mainly due to the fact that of its low tax rates, expense of living and crime rates.

“Individuals are reasonably healthy living there so people sort of have a good quality of life,” Tepper said.Phoenix took a

few hits on the list, primarily for its health care expenses. Tepper stated the typical couple aged 64 or older ought to anticipate to invest about $294,000 on their health.In other cities

, that number balanced about $275,000.

Pittsburgh was at the top of the BankRate list, mainly since of its health care coverage and big population aged 65 or older. It also earned nods for having low criminal activity rates and low cost of living.The Valley also completed behind Boston, Los Angeles, Denver, Providence, Minneapolis and Tampa.KTAR News’Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.