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If your retirement requirements include safe, affordable housing, a bunch of fun stuff to do, and fresh Chesapeake Bay blue crab, then Maryland is your state.
And since HomeSnacks is our name and ranking cities is our game, we've created the ultimate guide for people looking to retire in the Old Line State. We produced a list of the best places to retire in Maryland for 2023.
To determine Maryland's cream of the crop, we looked at several important factors like cost of living, crime, amenities, rent and distance to closest national airport for every place with over 10,000 residents. In total, we analyzed 20 cities.
This is what we discovered. One, a majority of Maryland's best places to retire are located close to the state's biggest cities: Baltimore and Frederick. Two, many of Pennsylvania's best places to retire are also some of the state's safest.
And three, you won't have to travel further than 46 miles to get to the closest international airport for any of the places that made our list.
We are also happy to report that Maryland's best places to retire have great neighborhoods, parks, and programs to keep its residents happy, healthy, and you guessed it, safe.
So, want to know where Maryland's hottest retirement deals are located? Keep reading.
Now, HomeSnacks is not your just your average website. We've had more than 50 million people read our published articles and we've been featured in hundreds of media outlets for our best of the best rankings, including this Maryland feature by Patch.com. So, yes, we know what we're talking about.
So, what's the best place to retire in Maryland for 2023? According to the latest data, Annapolis is the best place to retire in Little America for 2023.
To see how your favorite places in Maryland compared, take a look at the list below; and if you don't see it there, head to the bottom.
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The 10 Best Places To Retire In Maryland For 2023
Methodology: How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Old Line State for 2023
To create our list of the best places in Maryland to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Old Line State -- 508 cities and towns.
We then narrowed it down to places with at least 10,000 people that weren't townships. This left us with 20 places from across the state.
- Low cost of living as measured by rent
- Low crime
- Things to do (Museums, Colleges, and Libraries in town)
- Nice weather
- Distance to the closest international airport
- Other retirees (High median age)
We then ranked each of these places for each criteria from one to 20, with the lowest number being the best.
Finally, we took the average rank across these criteria. The place, in this case Annapolis, with the lowest average rank was crowned the best of the best, a place for you to start your second careers. You can download the data here.
Summary: Maybe You're Not Ready To Retire In Maryland Yet...
So there you have it, the best place to retire in Maryland goes to Annapolis.
If you're not ready to hang up your office apparel yet, then these places might be up your alley:
- New Carrollton
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