Many baby boomers, born from 1946-1964, will find themselves suddenly single in retirement, typically because they are widowed or divorced. Almost a third of men (31%) and more than half of women (55%) are unmarried at age 65 or older, most often due to the death of a spouse, according to Census Bureau data.
When choosing a location to settle down for retirement, you’ll want to consider a variety of factors.
“Cost of living, weather conditions, local community, and access to quality health care are just some of the main factors to consider when it comes to choosing the best spot for your well-deserved retirement years," says Mercedes Zach, travel expert at ASAP Tickets. "This decision is especially important for single senior citizens who are looking to find new hobbies and people to spend their time with as well as cut on daily expenses," she adds.
Single baby boomers might put more emphasis on communities and opt for more populated cities than the traditional beach retirement towns. Here's a look at the 12 cities with the most seniors who are currently single:
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