Even though Grand Rapids has been touted as a fast-growing city that is attracting young professionals from all over the country, it also just might be the perfect place for your grandparents to settle down.

Our friends over at WalletHub.com has put together a list of 2018's Best & Worst Places to Retire and Grand Rapids made the list at number 43.

The top 5 cities include 3 from Florida (go figure, doesn't everyone go to Florida to retire?)

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Fort Lauderdale, FL

And the worst 5 cities to retire in are...

  1. Newark, NJ
  2. Bridgeport, CT
  3. Warwick, RI
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Stockton, CA

The only other Michigan city to make the list is Detroit which ranks at 158 out of 182 cities that were analyzed.

The methodology used weighs these 4 metrics to determine each city's ranking: Affordability, Activites, Quality of Life, and Health Care.

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