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Tampa is second best U.S. city for retirees, study shows

Tampa is the second-best city to retire in, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday. Pictured is Joan Strauman, left, and Rae Pease, right. Peasse, a retired school teascher, hass used dancing at a stress relief. | [Times file photo]
Tampa is the second-best city to retire in, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday. Pictured is Joan Strauman, left, and Rae Pease, right. Peasse, a retired school teascher, hass used dancing at a stress relief. | [Times file photo]
Published Aug. 15, 2017

St. Petersburg might be losing its reputation as "God's waiting room," but Tampa Bay is still a top retirement destination, a WalletHub study shows.

According to the study, Tampa is the second best city in the country for retirement, sandwiched between Orlando at No. 1 and Miami at No. 3.

Cities were ranked based on quality of life, affordability, recreational opportunities and health care.

Tampa ranked at No. 7 in terms of affordability and No. 10 for activities.

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