These are the best U.S. cities for Snowbirds

Multicultural seniors on the beach
Group of Friends at Beach

courtesy of FinanceBuzz

It’s almost winter, so the snowbirds are getting ready to migrate south. No, we don’t mean real birds, but rather the more than 1 million Americans and Canadians who spend winter months in warmer climates in the southern U.S.

FinanceBuzz evaluated 183 cities across 23 snowbird-friendly metrics and determined the top 25 best cities for those escaping the colder weather:

• Naples, Florida is the best city for snowbirds.
• Nine of the top 10 best cities for snowbirds are located in Florida (see Top 10 list below).
• Three other states (Alabama, Georgia, and Texas) have multiple cities that rank in the top 25.
• Carson City, Nevada received the highest culture & recreation scores of any snowbird city. It features the second-most museums and golf courses per capita of any city evaluated.
• The Villages, FL had the highest percentage of people ages over 60 in the U.S., as well as the most golf courses per capita.


  1. Naples, FL
  2. Sebring, FL
  3. The Villages, FL
  4. Sebastian, FL
  5. Punta Gorda, FL
  6. Brunswick, GA
  7. Homosassa Springs, FL
  8. Cape Coral, FL
  9. North Port, FL
  10. Deltona, FL

Read the full study here!