Tucson named one of top 25 US cities to retire in 2014

TUCSON, AZ - Known as "The Old Pueblo" and the home of the University of Arizona Wildcats, Tucson has another distinction to add to the list: one of the best places to retire in the country.

In no particular order, Tucson was named one of the top 25 best places to retire in 2014 by Forbes magazine this month, a list that included Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City and Point Saint Lucie, Florida.

The Forbes article referenced Tucson's warm climate, below average cost of living, and high rank for bicycling and volunteering as reasons for the merit.

High crime rate and a sluggish economy were identified as cons of the southern Arizona city  in the Forbes article.

To identify the top 25 best cities to retire in the country, Forbes sifted through information of more than 400 cities from every state.

Metropolitan Tucson is home to over 750,000 residents and is located in the Sonoran Desert.


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