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Don't run out and buy a condo on wheels just yet, you might want to check out Oklahoma's best places to retire before you put any wheels in motion.
That's right, if it's safety that's important to you many of Oklahoma's best places to retire are also some of the state's safest. And if it's first class, easily accessible amenities that you're looking for, you'll be happy to know that you can play 18 holes of golf at the Golf Club in Muskeego one weekend and be fishing on the Okmulgee Creek the next. But, if you're looking for the top ten best places to retire in Oklahoma for 2021, you're going to have to take a look below at HomeSnacks' list of the best places to retire in Oklahoma for 2021.
However, don't hit that down arrow key just yet: first, we need to tell you how we identified the best places to retire in the Sooner State. Yes, in order to cross our T's and dot our I's, we looked at the state's cities with at least 10,000. This gave us 38 Oklahoma cities that any person would be happy to hang up their hat. We also looked at factors like affordable housing and how close a place is an international airport-you know, so you can visit your family on a whim.
So, want to know where the 65 and older crowd are killing it in Oklahoma? Keep reading.
There might not be a white sandy beach to kick up your feet in Oklahoma, but there is peace and quiet. And if you choose to live in Oklahoma's places you won't have to worry about high crime either.
So, want to know where the best place to retire in Oklahoma is located? Well, according to the latest data, that would be Bartlesville.
To see a list of the other great Oklahoma places that made this list, take a look below. And if you have some extra time on your retirement hands, take a look at Oklahoma's worst places so you don't find yourself between a rock and a hard place.
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The 10 Best Places To Retire In Oklahoma For 2021
How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Sooner State for 2021
To create our list of the best places in Oklahoma to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Sooner State -- 728 cities and towns.
We then narrowed it down to places with at least 10,000 people that weren't townships. This left us with 38 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 38, with the lowest number being the best.
Finally, we took the average rank across these criteria. The place, in this case Bartlesville, 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.
Maybe You're Not Ready To Retire In Oklahoma Yet...
So there you have it, the best place to retire in Oklahoma goes to Bartlesville.
If you're not ready to hang up your office apparel yet, then these places might be up your alley:
- Warr Acres
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