Located in the shadow of the nation’s capital and stretching through much of the Appalachians, Virginia is a tax-friendly location for retirees. More than 1.25 million seniors call the Old Dominion State home, and they enjoy tax-free Social Security benefits and low property taxes. Other benefits to life in Virginia include top-notch medical care with 89 hospitals and half-price fares on the Washington Metro rail system. Mount Vernon and the American Civil War Museum are just two of the historic sites in Virginia, and both offer discounts to seniors. Sports fans can save on baseball games by joining the senior clubs for the Norfolk Tides or Richmond Flying Squirrels, and outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking Virginia’s many diverse trails.
To help seniors discover the most senior-friendly locations around the country, Caring.com conducted a new study, “The Best and Worst Places for Senior Living.” The Caring Senior Living Report analyzes and ranks 300 cities and 50 states on the quality of senior living in that area. The cities were graded using 46 metrics across five categories: Health Care, Senior Living & Housing, Affordability, Quality of life, and Transportation.