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Newburyport: One of Massachusetts’s Top Retirement Spots

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February 23, 2017
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its third annual study on the Best Places to Retire. The study rates cities by their tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors, and availability of medical care. According to the study, Newburyport ranks as one of the top spots in Massachusetts.

For a detailed look at how Newburyport compared to other top cities in Massachusetts, check the table below:
Rank City Tax Doctors' Offices per 1,000 People Recreation Centers per 1,000 People Retirement Centers per 1,000 people % of Seniors Best Place to Retire Index
1 Plymouth, MA 17.7% 10.6 4.6 0.4 17.4% 42.18
2 Hingham, MA 17.7% 5.2 3.5 0.7 14.8% 36.07
3 Andover, MA 17.7% 4.9 2.4 0.1 19.2% 28.84
4 Walpole, MA 17.7% 3.1 1.5 0.2 20.7% 26.45
5 East Falmouth, MA 17.7% 0.8 2.0 0.0 29.0% 24.99
6 Scituate, MA 17.7% 2.4 2.8 0.0 20.4% 24.98
7 Newburyport, MA 17.7% 2.4 1.6 0.1 18.6% 24.06
8 South Yarmouth, MA 17.7% 1.0 1.1 0.0 28.6% 24.04
9 Danvers, MA 17.7% 1.9 0.8 0.2 19.3% 23.46
10 West Yarmouth, MA 17.7% 1.4 0.9 0.0 25.0% 23.04
Additional information on the study, including the methodology and interactive map, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/retirement/retirement-calculator?year=2017#Massachusetts
This free study is distributed annually to community leaders in the ranking areas.