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.

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