NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Looking for the best place to retire? Consider moving to Toledo, Ohio, rather than someplace in Florida.
That's because the cities that best serve older Americans may be in the least likely spots--including Wisconsin, Iowa and Utah, according to a new report by the Milken Institute, an independent, economic think tank based in Santa Monica, Calif.
The report, Best Cities for Successful Aging, 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, of course, 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 consider. And don't forget to click through the list of places you want to avoid for retirement.
12. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii
11. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo.
10. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.
9. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
8. Toledo, Ohio
7. Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
6. Jackson, Miss.
5. Salt Lake City, Utah
4. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.
3. Provo-Orem, Utah
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2. Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
1. Madison, Wisc.
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-Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.