8. Metairie, Louisiana
In Metairie, Louisiana, you get the best of both the city life and the suburbs. The mild weather is a plus for many retired couples who cannot handle the cold anymore as they move into their older years. It’s a beautiful city with plenty of retirement communities, or assisted living, if you choose. There is lots to do around Metairie without having to drive too far, and the cost of living is well within many retirees budgets. Metairie made it to the top 20 list of being a favorite for retirees in 2017.