Sin City has always been a great place to retire. It’s warm and sunny most of the year and there are enough outdoor activities to make sure no one is ever bored. There is also access to world class healthcare and an abundance of quality senior-living facilities and home healthcare services. It’s also relatively affordable, has no state income tax, and low overall property taxes.
Vegas also scores well due to the large overall LGBT community and the gay-friendly accommodations found throughout the city. Retirees can live in one of Las Vegas’ multiple LGBT retirement communities and can utilize services likeÂ New Horizons NevadaÂ to access community support, housing help, and gay-friendly events around town. Las Vegas is also home to many LGBT advocacy groups such as Las Vegas PRIDE and the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada.
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Retirees from all walks of life want to settle down in a place that is fun and inviting, but also affordable and accommodating to the needs of older people. Members of the LGBT community have to be even more selective. Even in 2016 not all cities in America are particularly welcoming to those living “non-traditional” lifestyles and only a few select places have thriving social environments for LGBT residents.
Using SeniorScoreâ„¢, an unbiased, data-driven algorithm that determines the most accommodating places in America for seniors, we have determined the best cities in the country for retirees who identify with the LGBT community. The SeniorScoreâ„¢ evaluates over 100 variables across multiple categories that are pertinent to an area’s older residents, including access to healthcare, social and recreational activities, general affordability, safety, quality of environment, and more. Additionally, we analyzed the overall LGBT populations per capita for each city, the presence of gay-friendly social environments, support for gay-owned businesses, and the overall level of tolerance and legal protection of the communities.