Ten Fastest Growing Retirement Cities


We have kept our eyes on that rapidly retiring cohort known as the Baby Boomers.  With that in mind, a recent article on Realtor.com caught our attention.  They put their number-crunchers to work to come up with a list of the top 10 cities experiencing a “boomer boom.”  To get their list, they calculated the counties with the greatest numbers of incoming people aged 55 and up (per capita), and identified those places that have seen the biggest increases over the past two years (using U.S. Census Bureau numbers). They then they selected the primary cities from all of those counties.  Indeed…

“Many boomers recognize that cities are a great place to age,” says Daniel Levine, founding director of the Avant-Guide Institute trends consultancy. “Everything is often within walking distance, from restaurants to hair salons. Add the plethora of cultural activities and aging in the city is sort of like one big retirement home…”

Their top ten cities are:

  1. Tuscon, AZ
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Atlanta, GA
  6. Las Vegas, NV
  7. Albuquerque, NM
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Sacramento, CA
  10. New Orleans, LA

Click here to read the full story on Realtor.com.