From "Retire in Style--60 Outstanding Places Across the USA and Canada". (2005) Warren R. Bland
Highest, Victoria British Columbia. (52)
Second (tied), London Ontario
, Boulder Colorado, Portland Oregon. (51) out of a possible 60.
Third, San Antonio Texas (50)
Fourth, Asheville NC, Austin TX, Boca Raton FL (49)
Fifth, Halifax Nova Scotia, Pittsburgh PA, Stratford ON, Madison Wisconsin, Chapel Hill NC, Fort Collins CO, Colorado Springs CO, (48)
Breakdown for London ON.
Landscape 3/5. Gently rolling Class 1 farmland. Carolinian Deciduous Vegetation Zone.
Climate 2/5. Humid Continental. Lake Huron Snowbelt. Hot humid summers. Cold cloudy winters.
Quality of Life 5/5. We are the centre of the world!
Cost of Living 5/5.
Transportation 5/5. 401 402 403 make the region a #1 pick for automobile industry.
Retail Services 5/5.
Health Care 5/5 World Class Hospitals, although there is a Doctor shortage.
Community Services 5/5
Cultural and Educational Activities 5/5. Excellent elementary and Secondary ED. University of Western ON, Fanshawe Community College.
Recreational Activities 4/5.
Work/Volunteer Activities 4/5
Crime Rates and Public Safety 3/5 Lots of B&E's and vehicle thefts. Relatively little violent crime.