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Forbes lists Salt Lake City as one of best U.S. cities to retire

Published June 8, 2012 4:23 pm

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Salt Lake City is one of the best cities in the U.S. to retire, according to a Forbes magazine ranking.

The magazine listed Salt Lake City, among 24 others, because of a, "good economy, cheap living costs, average home price of $183,000, low taxes, great mountain scenery [and] bracing but appealing climate."

The list took into account the average price of a home, the cost of living and the tax burden on retirees. Also taken into account were weather, availability of doctors, crime rates and encouragement for an active retirement.

Forbes reviewed data for hundreds of cities in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

The list concluded the best states to retire, from a tax perspective, are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and West Virginia.

The complete list can be found at http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mjf45gdef/golden-plans/#gallerycontent