Is Texas the Best or Worst Place to Retire?

Most give thought to retirement in regards to income and life style  How about where you want to live and maybe where you don’t want to live.  Kiplinger’s Magazine last announced their ranking of the worst states for retirement from April.  Now it’s time for the good news. Kiplinger has ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia to find the best places to retire, based on quantifiable data such as taxation, crime rates, and 65+ population size. Spoiler alert: the #1 state isn’t Florida.

Let’s take a look at the top 3 worst places to retire:

  1. District of Columbia
  2. California
  3. New Mexico

Let’s take a look at the top 3 places to retire:

  1. Delaware
  2. Florida
  3. West Virginia

Is Texas on the worst or the best list?  You can click through the links above to get the complete list. 

Bob Brooks hosts the Prudent Money Radio Show heard weekdays Monday through Friday on 91.3, 97.5, and 99.9 in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. You can reach Bob at

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