Top cities where baby boomers want to retire

Cities in Florida and Northeastern states fill many of the top 20 retirement hot spots in the U.S., according to an analysis released Dec. 16 by StorageCafe, a nationwide self-storage search website and part of Yardi.

For the analysis, StorageCafe examined the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas using data from County Health Rankings, the FBI, the Census Bureau, the Council for Community and Economic Research, the Environmental Protection Agency, Weather Source, Retirement Living, Zillow, Trust for Public Land, World Population Review and Yardi Matrix. Researchers considered factors such as proportion of residents over age 65, life expectancy, average incomes, several health factors and local crime statistics.

Here are the top 20 retirement hot spots in the U.S., according to the analysis:

1. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.

2. Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio

3. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.

4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

5. Dayton-Kettering, Ohio

6. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.

7. Milwaukee-Waukesha, Wis.

8. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.

9. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calf.

10. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.

11. El Paso, Texas

12. Madison, Wis.

13. Providence-Warwick, R.I.-Mass.

14. Rochester, N.Y.

15. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.

16. Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa.

17. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.

18. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

19. Syracuse, N.Y.

20. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, Conn.

To learn more about the analysis, click here.

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