10) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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If you’re main objectives aren’t sandy beaches and a mild year-round climate, Pittsburgh could be an excellent choice.
Pennsylvania is very tax friendly with Social Security. Most other retirement incomes are excluded from taxation. The cost of living is on par with the rest of the nation, but that’s certainly not true when it comes to real estate. The median home value is around $145,000; inexpensive compared to the national average. If retirees can tolerate the cold winters, there’s plenty to do in The Steel City. Attractions like the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Andy Warhol Museum will satisfy those with a love for science and art. There’s also the beautiful Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for when you crave a little Mother Nature in the midst of the city. Sports fans will love joining the football fans who faithfully support their team at Heinz Stadium every fall.