2019 LGBTQ Friendly Retirement Communities
What Makes a Community LGBTQ Friendly
SeniorScore™ is the first comprehensive un-biased scoring system specifically designed to identify and measure the livability for seniors, and was created by SeniorAdvice.com.
The SeniorScore™ ranking is calculated by compiling and factoring over 100 variables, including access to health care and number of senior residents, to help determine how well a specific location accommodates the comfort and needs of senior citizens.
Multiple cities in Florida made the list, including West Palm Beach, for its numerous LGBTQ groups and services, Ft. Lauderdale, mainly for its high senior population, and Tampa, for its affordable living and beautiful beaches.
Arizona and Ohio also had several cities make the list. Tucson has year-round warm weather and many retirement communities. Tempe established protections for LGBTQ individuals from discrimination at home, work and in public spaces in 2014. Toledo boasts continued efforts to foster and embrace diversity and has low housing prices. Dayton has a number of community programs and services in the city specifically benefiting its LGBTQ citizens. all in all, factors greatly influencing the attractiveness of these communities.
Top Cities for LGBTQ Seniors
Previously, the list of top cities for LGBTQ seniors predominately focused on larger U.S. cities. However, this year there was no limit on the size range of cities included.
The 2019 list highlights small, medium, and large-sized cities in the United States. SeniorAdvice.com defined small cities as those having 10,000-50,000 residents, medium-sized cities as those ranging in population size of 50,000-500,000 residents, and large cities as having over 500,000 residents.
A total of 6 cities were repeats from last year’s list and 14 cities were new additions.
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For more information on SeniorScore™, one of the factors used in determining the ranking, visit http://www.senioradvice.com/seniorscore.