BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. News & World Report has issued its latest report on 2024’s Best Places to Retire in the U.S., and two Maryland cities have made the list.
To identify the best places to retire, U.S. News analyzed data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to assess how well they meet Americans’ retirement needs and expectations. Top criteria include the happiness of local residents, housing affordability, tax rates, and health care quality.
Salisbury came in at No. 46.
“The longtime nickname ‘The Crossroads of Delmarva’ is fitting for Salisbury in many ways, since it sits nestled among Delaware, Maryland and Virginia on a map. It is a melting pot of college students, retirees and families who might all be seen together enjoying a Saturday night at a microbrewery or watching a minor-league baseball game.
“Despite its growth over the years, Salisbury is still a place where people will pull over to help a stranger broken down on the side of the road or rally for a community cause.”
Baltimore came in at No. 54 on the list.
“Baltimore’s elegant architecture, friendly people and lively pockets of nightlife and music make Charm City a pleasant and fun place to call home. The metro area also boasts a restaurant scene that goes beyond the city’s famous crab cakes, pit beef and Berger cookies.
“Baltimore is home to a variety of communities that are concentrated in the city’s neighborhoods, several of which are designated as historic districts. Walking through these distinct areas provides a glimpse into the city’s worldly population. Little Italy, located near the Inner Harbor, and Greektown, on the east side, both showcase their residents’ heritages with eateries and shops.”
Harrisburg, PA topped the list with Reading, PA coming in at No. 2.
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