SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane has made yet another list promising to bring more people to the Inland Northwest.
Livability.com named Spokane one of the top ten best – and most affordable – mid-sized cities for retirement.
The website examined more than 2,000 cities across the U.S. and factored in more than 20 data points – including crime rates, natural disaster risks, the quality of local hospitals, housing affordability, climate air quality, assisted living facilities and the number of people over the age of 65 – to determine the rankings.
“Retire here and you’ll have access to an international airport (for visiting the grandkids), 33 private and public golf courses and Broadway shows, among other awesome benefits,” according to the website.
The website also mentions the falls in downtown Spokane, Riverfront Park and events at Gonzaga University. It also highlights Spokane’s affordability, with residents paying an average of $1,200 per month in mortgage costs.
The other cities that made the list are Naples, Florida, at No. 1, Little Rock, Arkansas, at No. 2, Scottsdale, Arizona at No. 3, Chattanooga, Tennessee, at No. 4, Plano, Texas, at No. 5, Roseville, California, at No. 6, Carmel, Indiana, at No. 8, Columbus, Georgia, at No. 9, and Charleston, South Carolina, at No. 10.