Study: Los Alamos A Top Retirement Spot

SMARTASSET News:
 
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its third annual study on the Best Places to Retire.
 
The study rates cities by their tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors, and availability of medical care. According to the study, Los Alamos ranks as one of the top spots in New Mexico.

For a detailed look at how Los Alamos compared to other top cities in New Mexico, check the table below:

 
Rank
City
Tax
Doctors’ Offices per 1,000 People
Recreation Centers per 1,000 People
Retirement Centers per 1,000 people
% of Seniors
Best Place to Retire Index
1
Taos, NM
17.8%
6.7
3.5
0.2
21.8%
34.15
2
Placitas, NM
16.1%
1.1
0.0
0.0
27.3%
27.87
3
Silver City, NM
17.6%
3.2
0.7
0.2
18.6%
25.59
4
Ruidoso, NM
18.0%
2.2
1.5
0.0
28.3%
25.18
5
Santa Fe, NM
17.7%
2.9
1.6
0.1
18.3%
24.71
6
Los Alamos, NM
17.0%
2.9
1.0
0.0
16.0%
24.22
7
Raton, NM
18.1%
1.5
0.5
0.3
21.5%
23.78
8
Corrales, NM
17.2%
1.4
0.2
0.0
24.6%
23.78
9
Deming, NM
17.1%
1.2
0.3
0.1
19.0%
23.44
10
Los Lunas, NM
16.6%
1.4
0.5
0.1
13.9%
23.42
 
Additional information on the study, including the methodology and interactive map, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/retirement/retirement-calculator?year=2017#newmexico
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