By Jim Donovan

By Jim Donovan: I have to admit, I am obsessed with retirement planning. I even have a retirement app on my cell phone – as of this morning I have 2571 work days left until I can retire. But when that day finally comes, I still need to figure out where I want to spend the next chapter of my life.

To help American retirees find the best and most wallet-friendly places to call home for their Golden Years, WalletHub analyzed the retirement-friendliness of the 150 largest cities in the United States. They used 25 key metrics that range from cost of living to job prospects for workers aged 65 and older to the availability of recreational activities. The study also includes an examination of each city’s quality of life and health care conditions.

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Best Retirement Cities:

1. Tampa, FL
2. Grand Prarie, TX
3. Orlando, FL
4. St. Petersburg, FL
5. Scottsdale, AZ
6. Overland Park, KS
7. Port St. Lucie, FL
8. Cape Coral, FL
9. Plano, TX
10 Peoria, AZ

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Worst Retirement Cities:

141. Jersey City, NJ
142. Baltimore, MD
143. Fresno, CA
144. Worcester, MA
145. Stockton, CA
146. Chicago, IL
147. New York, NY
148. Philadelphia, PA
149. Newark, NJ
150. Providence, RI

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For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:
http://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165/