A West Texas city has been named as one of the top places to live and retire.

Midland has been named as a good place for the dollars of those living on a fixed income by AARP The Magazine in their Annual List of Top 10 Places to Live (And Retire) Affordably in the U.S.

The top 10 list, which has been featured in their September/October issue, considered over 350 cities across the nation, and reviewed cost of living, tax rates on pensions and Social Security, median housing price, health resources, and climate.

Many of the factors considered by AARP were actually favorable due to state regulations, including the lack of state tax on pensions and social security, rather than any put forth by the Midland city government.

The other cities named to the list include:

  • Gainesville, Georgia
  • Columbus, Indiana,
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Portland, Maine
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Winchester, Virginia
  • Wenatchee, Washington
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming