It all depends on your personal preferences. Some would rather have a spectacular mountain vista for their backyard than an array of dining and drinking options, while others value being able to walk through a neighborhood and encounter a dozen friends along the way. And for many retirees, being near to family trumps almost everything else.Starfish wrote: ↑Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:21 pm Colorado is beautiful, but it doesn't have good cities. Nature is great, but it covers only half of the requirement.
This why I have never understood the idea of quality of life in these studies. What quality of life when you have no sidewalk in front of your house and cannot walk to 5-10 places to meet, eat or drink a beer with your friends? Who wants to have to drive at 75?
And that's probably the biggest reason why these 'studies' are worthless from almost any kind of practical sense: they are not optimized for what you need and/or want, and they cannot be.