Sarasota ranked as best place to retire in 2018

Siesta Beach
This May 18, 2017 photo shows Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla. Siesta Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2017 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WIVB) — According to the U.S. News & World Report, Sarasota, Fla. is the best place to retire in 2018.

The magazine ranked Lancaster, Pa. second, followed by San Antonio, Texas; Grand Rapids, Mich. and El Paso, Texas.

The rankings are based on how well the locations meet Americans’ expectations, housing costs, healthcare options and overall happiness. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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