10 Great U.S. Cities for Older Singles Looking to Date | #dating | #elderly | #seniors
5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Population: 257,595 adults; 44,183 seniors
AARP livability score: 56
SeniorAdvice.com calls Pittsburgh a “notoriously senior-friendly town.” Located in Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh boasts affordable housing and plenty of museums, golf courses (125 of them), gyms, movie theaters, walkable neighborhoods, lots of great city parks and free public transit for older adults. There are myriad hiking and biking trails outside the city. And if you’re looking for companionship (and more) there are several singles social groups for those 50 and over listed on meetup.com. (Meetup is an online service where groups can post in-person and virtual events for people with similar interests.)
6. Sun City, Arizona
Population: 39,952 adults; 29,880 seniors
AARP livability score: 48
Technically, Sun City is not a city but a retirement community in Maricopa County (in the Phoenix metro area). But if you’re looking to meet people who were old enough to stay up to watch the moon landing, then this is a good spot. There are a lot of outdoor activities in and around the 21 square miles of Sun City, where the sky is mostly clear year round and the temperature ranges from 43-106 degrees. Within the community, there’s the singles social club, which schedules potlucks, game nights, billiards and golf get-togethers. There’s bowling, jewelry-making and pickleball — every kind of club you can imagine.
7. Madison, Wisconsin
Population: 210,210 adults; 28,516 seniors
AARP livability score: 66
Money magazine recently named Madison the No. 1 place to retire in America. The college town, located between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, is not just affordable — it has bustling restaurants, great natural sights along the lake shore, an orchestra, contemporary art museum, cultural events and 38 retirement communities. The university allows residents over 60 to audit courses for free.
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