30 US Towns People Should Never Retire In

By Shannon
30 US Towns People Should Never Retire In

When you’re planning to retire, you might be wondering if you should move to a new location or stay where you are. In 2019, WalletHub did an in-depth study about the best and worst places to retire in the United States.

These towns were ranked by affordability, activities, quality of life, and health care. In order to get some more insight into each of these towns, we did some digging with Neighborhood Scout to get some more information why these are considered some of the worst towns to retire. Check out the 30 worst US towns to retire in below.

The capital building of Little Rock, AR. Credit: Shutterstock

30. Little Rock, AR

Little Rock is the largest city in the state of Arkansas with a population of 197,881 people living in 51 separate neighborhoods. It has some of the most expensive real estate in the entire state, which isn’t good for retirees who are trying to live frugally. It’s still cheap compared to some of the other wealthier areas of the country, but most of the newcomers to the city are young professionals.

The vast majority of people who work in the city are white collar office workers who specialize in computers and mathematics. Considering that the city is mostly catering to young professionals with opportunities for nightlife and networking, this isn’t a great place for an older couple to relax. Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest crime rates in the country. It is more dangerous than 99% of cities in the country.