Study: Delco Home to Sixth-Best Place to Retire in America

David Bjorkgren

There’s a Philadelphia suburb that has been recognized as one of the nation’s greatest places to retire.

SmartAsset has ranked Media Borough as the sixth-best place to retire in the United States, reports CBS Philly.

Media fell just after No. 5 Farmington, Mich., and before No. 7 Westlake Village, Calif.

First on SmartAsset’s list is Cumming, Ga.

SmartAsset used three regional indicators that affect the quality of life for retirees: tax-friendliness, medical care, and social opportunities.

SmartAsset looked at state, local, income, and sales taxes, along with doctor offices, recreation centers, retirement centers, and the number of seniors as a percentage of the entire population.

Media has a tax burden of 15.5 percent. Nationwide, the tax burden is 15.8 percent.

The borough also has 19.3 doctor offices per 1,000 people. Nationwide, that number is 0.7 per 1,000.

Access to recreation centers is also good. Media offers four, compared to the national average of 0.4.

It even has 1.3 retirement centers per 1,000 people. The nationwide total per 1,000 is zero.

Finally, in Media, 17.2 percent of the people are seniors. Nationally, that number is 18.8 percent.

See more at CBS Philly about Media’s national standing as a great place to retire.