Survey ranks Seattle 24th among best cities for seniors

Dec 2nd, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Seattle ranks 24th nationally and well ahead of all other Washington cities in a nationwide survey of the best places for seniors to live.

Caring.com, a San Mateo, Calif.-based senior care referral service that does the survey annually, based its 2019 rankings on healthcare, housing options, community engagement, transportation, quality of life, and workforce development. The findings were reported in October.

The survey ranks 302 cities. Besides Seattle, Washington cities on the list are Vancouver (148th), Everett (167th), Bellevue (127th), Federal Way (216th) and Tacoma (220th).

The highest-rated city nationally is San Francisco, followed (in second through fourth place) by Fredericksburg, Va., Boston, and Portland, Ore. Portland ranks highest among Pacific Northwest cities.

Jason Persinger, Caring.com’s chief digital officer, said the company’s study “is designed to help families and seniors understand and discuss the landscape for senior living in specific states, while also supporting our nation’s communities in better serving the growing population of seniors.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20 million Americans will be 80 or older by 2030.    

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