Port St. Lucie Named Among The Best Places To Retire, So Sit Back And Relax Right Here At Home

by Rori Kotch Aug 24, 2015 04:37 PM

Port St. Lucie Named Among The Best Places To Retire, So Sit Back And Relax Right Here At Home

After sitting behind a desk working for years on end, there is one thing to look forward to: retirement. 

Luckily, one of the best places in which to settle down is not too far away. 

Financial website WalletHub listed Port St. Lucie as No. 8 on its list of the 150 best and worst cities to retire. Three other Florida cities also made the top 10, with Tampa nabbing the No. 1 spot, Cape Coral coming in at No. 4 and Orlando at No. 5.

To come up with its results, WalletHub looked at the 150 most populated U.S. cities and considered how they ranked in terms of affordability, recreational activities, healthcare, and quality of life.

Over the years, Port Saint Lucie has remained popular for retirees. Just last year, Forbes ranked Port St. Lucie No. 21 on the list of the 25 cost-effective cities for retirees.

Not only is Port Saint Lucie a great place to retire, but it was also named No. 9 on Forbes’ list of the 10 best and worst places for job growth. So, if you’re not ready to retire, but still want a pleasant change of pace, Port St. Lucie may be the perfect place for you, too.  

Here's the list of the top 10 cities to retire. Visit WalletHub for the full results.

1. Tampa, Florida

2. Scottsdale, Arizona

3. Boise, Idaho

4. Cape Coral, Florida

5. Orlando, Florida

6. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

7. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

8. Port St. Lucie, Florida

9. Overland Park, Kansas

10. Peoria, Arizona

(Image Via Flickr/Matthew Ingram)