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Des Moines listed in Top 10 best places to retire

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Senior citizens flocking to Iowa for retirement are on to something – the city of Des Moines has been named the fifth-best city to retire, according to new research from Bankrate.com.

The Phoenix metro area took the top three spots as the best places in the country for retirement. 

The worst place for retirement is New York City.

Bankrate.com ranked 172 cities according to several factors. 

The analysis included cost of living, taxes, healthcare, crime, climate, well-being and walkability.

Des Moines ranked 11th for well-being and received high marks for its relatively low crime rate. 

Des Moines also benefits from a high-quality state health care system.

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