Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Retirees Should Spend Their Golden Years In...Pittsburgh!?!

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When most folks think about places they’d like to spend their retirement, cities like Miami Beach, Florida, and Palm Springs, California, come to mind.

But a geographer from Los Angeles says the steel manufacturing town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beats both those places as an ideal retirement community.

Cal State Northridge geography professor Warren Bland, who has come up with a list of the top 10 places in the U.S. to retire, says Pittsburgh has gone through a drastic change over the last few years and is no longer a smoke-polluted, blue collar steel town.

He says the city has great cultural attractions, affordable public transportation and low-cost health care, plus cheap houses in nice neighborhoods.

However, Bland admits the city’s steelworker image has been hard to shake, and he’s even heard from residents of Pittsburgh who can’t believe he recommends retirement there.

He details other good retirement communities in the new book, Retire In Style (Next Decade).

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