Dayton is ranked number 5 following an in-depth study which looked at affordability, health insurance, safety levels and other features.
Dayton in Ohio has been named the 5th Best Place To Retire in America, according to a Census Data Report carried out by consumer finance startup, DollarHand.com.
The report analyzed numerous variables including median home values, homeowner costs, rent, health insurance coverage and safety levels - all key priorities for seniors looking to enjoy a great quality of life during their retirement. This data was used to create a score which resulted in Dayton, Ohio, scoring 50.59, making it the fifth strongest ranked in the table of top 15 best places to retire in America.
In particular, Dayton had an affordable median home value of $67,900, a modest median monthly homeowner cost of $587 and a solid median monthly rent of $730. Alongside the low cost of living, seniors are spoilt for choice when it comes to recreational activities, with options to visit local attractions such as museums and exhibitions, and parks with an abundance of green space.
Dayton was closely followed by Canton, Ohio in 6th place, highlighting the potentially underrated benefits of living in the Mid-West.
The data was compiled and analyzed by Dollar Hand, an independent consumer finance intermediary, which uses over 8,000 data points in a single loan application to connect borrowers with the best loan or source of finance for them.
Justine Gray, co-founder of Dollar Hand, commented: “We are delighted to see Dayton in Ohio ranked as the fifth best place to retire in America. Data is at the very heart of our business and all the variables point towards a very good quality of life, with affordable living, health insurance availability and promising safety levels.”
“On the surface, people may be impressed by places in California or Florida but when you look at the data and the opportunities available, you may be surprised by what cities in the Mid-West have to offer.”