One Texas city didn’t fare too well during a recent study to determine the best and worst places to retire in the US.

What comes to mind for you when thinking about retirement? For me, boredom immediately comes to mind. I think I would be invigorated to go and do stuff for about two weeks before boredom finally settled in.

Having worked since I was 15 years old, I would be lost without some sort of regular commitment.

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That’s why I feel extremely blessed to have the job I do. Barring something inhibiting my mental capacity, I should be able to write and do radio shows until I’m an old man.

On the other hand, I know plenty of people are all about retirement. In fact, I know a couple of people who retired in their early 50s (one hated it and went out and got a part-time job, the other is loving life as a retiree).

Part of the equation when contemplating retirement is figuring out exactly where you want to spend those golden years. Retirees are going to want to make sure they live in a city that has access to good healthcare first and foremost. But they also need to consider a place that has plenty to do with a reasonable cost of living to stretch those retirement dollars.

With that in mind, WalletHub put in the work to determine the best and worst places to retire and Lubbock ranked among the 10 worst cities to retire. Ouch!

10 Worst Cities to Retire

  1. Lubbock, TX
  2. Wichita, KS
  3. Baltimore, MD
  4. Vancouver, WA
  5. Detroit, MI
  6. Stockton, CA
  7. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  8. San Bernadino, CA
  9. Newark, NJ
  10. Bridgeport, CT

Lubbock ranked very low on the list in terms of activities, quality of life, and health care.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking a shot at Lubbock, I’m just sharing the results of the study. I’ve always thought of Lubbock as a bit of an oasis in a pretty desolate part of West Texas. But, I think the fact that it’s kind of out there on an island by itself that hurt it most during the study.

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