This Is the Best State for Retirement? Seriously?

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Rather than a retirement filled with long walks on the beach, warm nights and sunny days, your best bet may be the state known for the Black Hills and Harleys – and a typical January low temperature of 3 degrees. So says new research tabulating the country's best states for retirement.

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Florida, the perennially popular retirement destination didn't top the list – in fact, the Sunshine State didn't even crack the top ten. South Dakota, the home of Mount Rushmore and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, offers the best quality of life for seniors, according to Bankrate.