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14. Wissahickon Hills — Philadelphia, Pa.
Residents over 65: 13.9 percent
Livability score: 75
Pennsylvania is one of the best states to retire rich, and retirees thinking about relocating there should consider the Philadelphia neighborhood of Wissahickon Hills. It’s bordered by Wissahickon Valley Park and is close to many amenities, including shopping, restaurants, entertainment and public transportation.
However, the cost of living in this neighborhood is higher than in the other parts of Philadelphia. And the costs of groceries, healthcare and transportation are higher than the national average.
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13. Kingwood — Houston, Texas
Percent of residents over 65: 14
Livability score: 74
This master-planned community in northeast Houston might appeal to retirees because it offers a variety of housing options, from condos and multifamily residences to small and large single-family homes. It has miles of greenbelt trails, golf courses, parks, music venues, a farmers market and more.
Not only is it very livable, but the cost of groceries, healthcare and transportation in Kingwood is below the national average.