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In a special report, The Week named Pittsburgh as one of the top 5 U.S. cities to retire.

“So where should today’s retirees look to find a robust economy, great health options, and vibrant cultural amenities?

Named ‘most livable city’ in the continental U.S. by the Economist Intelligent Unit, the Steel City boasts several top-notch hospitals, a booming energy sector, and a vibrant biotechnology industry. And with more than a quater of the city’s population ranging from age 50 to 70, there are plenty of amenities designed for the retirement set.

A world-renowned symphony, the expansive Frick Park, museums including the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art, and a trio of professional sports teams add to the city’s ambience. Budget-conscious seniors will find affordable housing options throughout the city, with AARP naming Pittsburgh one of the cities to retire on $100 a day.”

The other cities on the list include San Antonio, St. Petersburg, Salt Lake City and New Orleans.

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