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Top 10 Most Affordable, Gay Retirement Cities

What are the top 10 most affordable gay retirement cities

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What are the top 10 most affordable gay retirement cities?

On this Queer Money®, we’re sharing the 10 most affordable, gay retirement cities on our affordable, LGBTQ+-friendly city series. 

Coming in at #10, we have a tie between Huntington, West Virginia, and Lexington, Kentucky. Huntington has the lowest rents at $870 monthly for a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment. Huntington has the lowest median income at $37,000 and the lowest average income at $54,000 annually. Huntington came in at #33 on the US News & World Report for the best retirement cities in the US. Lexington is one of the most temperate climates in the top 10 locations. It came in at #48 on the US New & World Report for the best retirement cities in the US.

Coming in at #9 is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg has the highest cost of living at 100.6%. It came in #1 on the US News & World Report for best retirement cities in the US.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, comes in at #8. It has the highest home value, at $288,000. It has the highest median income, at $57,000, and the highest average income, at $76,000. Milwaukee came in at #64 on the US News & World Report list of the best retirement cities in the US.

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a Harrisburg suburb, came in at #7 on our list. Carlisle has a lower cost of living than Harrisburg. It also came in at #1 on the US News & World Report list of the best retirement cities in the US.

Cincinnati, Ohio, comes in at #6. Cincinnati has the second-highest home value, at $250,000. It also has the second-highest median income, at $57,000, and the highest average income, at $75,000. Cincinnati came in at #32 on the US News & World Report for best retirement cities in the US.

 Cleveland, Ohio, comes in at #5. Cleveland has the lowest cost of living at 77.2%. Cleveland offers a great affordable housing complex for LGBTQ seniors. It came in at #45 on the US News & World Report for best retirement cities in the US.

Covington, Kentucky, comes in at #4. Its two-bedroom, two-bath apartment rents the highest at $1475 monthly. The city also ranked #32 on the US News & World Report list of the best retirement cities in the US.

Syracuse, New York, comes in at the #3 spot. Syracuse has the lowest home values at $158,000. It came in at #27 on the US News & World Report for the best retirement cities in the US.

It is worth noting that out of the 274 cities examined, 97 scored 100 on the HRC MEI, and all the cities in our top 10 list scored 100.  

We have 5 honorable mentions. Tampa, Florida, came in at #25. Birmingham, Alabama, came in at #34.  Atlanta, Georgia, came in at #40.  Albuquerque, New Mexico, came in at #66. West Hollywood, California, came in at #98.

Coming in at the #2 spot is Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Pittsburg has lower rents, housing and cost of living. It came in #10 on the US News & World Report for best retirement cities in the US.

Rochester, New York, comes in at #1. Rochester has lower rent and home values. Its cost of living is the second lowest at 79.1%. Rochester came in at #21 on the US News & World Report list of the best retirement cities in the US.

If you’d like to see the data for this growing series, get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here or click the link in your podcast player for a growing analysis.

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