Study Finds Kentucky's Two Largest Cities Not the Best for Retirees

Sep 4, 2019

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A new study by the personal finance website WalletHub finds that Kentucky’s two largest cities are not the best places to retire. 

The WalletHub survey ranked 180 metro areas based on metrics that include affordability, quality of life, health care, and recreational activities.

Only Kentucky’s two largest cities were included in the study: Louisville came in at 133 and Lexington at 148.

Tennessee has two cities that came in with a higher ranking, with Nashville at 68 and Chattanooga at 106.

In the Hoosier State, Indianapolis came in with a weak showing at 157 out of the 180 metro areas surveyed.


While this new survey ranked cities, WalletHub did a previous survey on the best states in which to retire. In that earlier study, Indiana came in at 34, Tennessee at 37 and Kentucky came in at number 50, giving it the unwelcome recognition as the worst state in the nation for retirees.