The ranking criteria encompass the happiness of residents, weather, dining options, tax rates, health care quality, and affordability.
Taylor Swift's home state, Pennsylvania, boasts seven of the top ten retirement cities among 150 metropolitan areas.
The city features hiking trails along the Appalachian Trail and proximity to attractions like Amish country, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Hershey park.
It's close to major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, accessible by car or public transit.
The rankings challenge the standard expectation of Florida towns being top choices for retirement, showing a surprising preference for Pennsylvania cities.