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Grand Rapids is the 171st 'best' city for seniors

October 7, 2019
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Grand Rapids ranks among the bottom half of the “best” cities nationally for seniors.

Grand Rapids comes in at No. 171 out of 302 cities in the 2019 “Senior Living Report” by ranked each city according to 70 key indicators for older adults, such as overall health, happiness and quality of life. Those indicators were used to rank each city in six categories.

Grand Rapids' national senior rankings by category
(out of 302)

Community involvement: 58
Health care: 74
Quality of life: 118
Transportation: 193
Senior living and housing: 199
Affordability: 264

10 “best” cities for seniors in Michigan
(and national rank)

1.   Troy, 43
2.   West Bloomfield, 47
3.   Southfield, 61
4.   Farmington Hills, 91
5.   Detroit, 123
6.   Lansing, 157
7.   Grand Rapids, 171
8.   Sterling Heights, 206
9.   Warren, 263
10. Flint, 268

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