What's the best place to grow old? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

What's the best place to grow old?

So what's the best place to grow old?

The survey says - South Dakota.

That decision is not based on the scenery,  but on the affordability of quality healthcare. The report comes from caring-dot-com which ranked all 50 states based on a variety of financial, healthcare and quality of life categories.

Iowa and Minnesota placed second and third among the best states to grow old.  Surprisingly, two states popular for retirees:  Florida came in at 31, and Arizona at 17.

Here are the full rankings from Caring.com:

State

Overall Rank

South Dakota

1

Iowa

2

Minnesota

3

Alaska

4

Oregon

5

Colorado

6

Hawaii

7

South Carolina

8

Nebraska

9

Wisconsin

10

Washington State

11

Idaho

12

Utah

13

Wyoming

14

North Carolina

15

California

16

Arizona

17

Kansas

17

Arkansas

19

Georgia

19

Texas

21

Louisiana

22

Vermont

23

Montana

24

New Mexico

25

Missouri

26

Virginia

27

Maine

28

Delaware

29

Illinois

30

Florida

31

Connecticut

32

Michigan

33

Oklahoma

34

Tennessee

35

New Hampshire

36

Maryland

37

Nevada

37

Massachusetts

39

North Dakota

40

Alabama

41

Ohio

42

Pennsylvania

42

Mississippi

44

Rhode Island

45

Indiana

46

Kentucky

47

New York

48

New Jersey

49

West Virginia

50

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