|Photo via Forbes.com|
Forbes compared hundreds of suburbs and selected 25 top locales, with the farthest out 22 miles from the downtown of a city. They took into account housing cost and the overall cost of living, taxes on retirees, mass transit to the big city, the serious crime rate, air quality, proximity of hospitals and higher education opportunities, as well as the strength of the local economy for those who may want to work in retirement.
The average median home price for their 25 picks is just $222,000.
Here's what they said about the Fort:
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Hilltop city of 16,000 across the Ohio River 5 miles south of Cincinnati. PROS: Median home price $179,000, cost of living 6% below national average, good tax climate for retirees. Local hospital, nearby college. Low serious crime rate. Mass transit to big city. Good economy, above-average Milken aging rank. CONS: Below average air quality. NOTED: Cold winters, warm summers. On last year's list. TRIVIA: Named for a Civil War general.
The entire list can be found here.