NEW YORK (TheStreet) - If you're of a certain age and thinking about retirement, don't let warm weather be the deciding factor in where to spend your golden years.
That's because some of the worst cites for retirees are in warm weather states like Florida and Arizona, according to a new report by the Milken Institute, an independent, economic think tank based in Santa Monica, Calif.
The report ranks the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas based on criteria important to seniors: health care, crime rates, economic and job conditions, housing, transportation and, yes, weather.
The study comes as more than 75 million baby boomers are either retired or on the verge of retirement. If you're among them, click through to see which places you might want to avoid. Also check out the surprising list of best cities for retirement.
12. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J.
11. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.
10. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.
9. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
8. Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fla.
7. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev.
6. Fresno, Calif.
5. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.
4. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
3. Bakersfield, Calif.
2. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.
1. Stockton-Lodi, Calif.
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--Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.