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The 10 best U.S. cities for seniors

July 29, 2016
by Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Seniors should move to the Midwest or the South, according to calculations. has developed SeniorScore, a comprehensive data-driven scoring system using more than 100 variables to determine a city's livability for seniors. SeniorScore was created to help seniors searching for assisted living or new housing find a place based on needs and preferences, broken down into four categories: health and safety, recreation and leisure, finance and general quality of life.

"This system not only assigns a numeric senior livability grade for cities in America, but for states and zip codes as well," says Ryan Patterson, CEO and founder in a press release. "We also have plans to expand the index to rank individual senior living facilities, and it will eventually include international destinations."

The best cities for seniors based on its unbiased algorithm are:

  1. Oklahoma City
  2. Austin, Texas
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. Louisville, Ky.
  5. Forth Worth, Texas
  6. Richmond, Va.
  7. St. Louis
  8. Omaha, Neb.
  9. Cincinnati
  10. San Antonio is a free senior living search engine that helps seniors and caregivers research long-term care providers nationwide. The startup is based in Austin, Texas.