The Best Cities in the US for Empty Nesters

The huge wave of aging baby boomers will increase demand for home care services in the coming decades, but some locations will be particular hot spots. Locations that draw a large number of older adults should be good locations for home care companies, and a recent list from showcases likely contenders, ranking the top cities for empty nesters.

Carson City, Nevada tops the list, buoyed by its appealing location and reasonable housing prices. considered several aspects while researching U.S. cities for the list, such as: population density, lower cost of living, moderate climates, number of people between 50 and 65 years old migrating to the area, tax friendliness and proximity to airports.


The top 10 list for empty nesters includes:

Carson City, Nevada
Laredo, Texas
College Station, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Auburn, Alabama
Odessa, Texas
Albany, Georgia
Walla Walla, Washington
El Paso, Texas
Columbus, Georgia analyzed over 400 cities for the ranking.


Nevada was one of the top five states in terms of growth in home health spending in 2014, as Home Health Care News previously reported. Nevada spent $661 million on home health, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The state has an average annual growth spending rate of 11.4% since 1991.

Written by Kaitlyn Mattson

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