Deanna and Justin In The Morning

5:30am - 10:00am

Did Delaware Beat Florida For Top State To Retire In?

Did Delaware Beat Florida For Top State To Retire In?

Whether you’re near retirement and planning or just dreaming about, chances are you’ve thought about where you’ll end up.

Just last year, Florida still ranked as the number 1 state to retire. Most people want to end up near the water, in a warm climate year-round.

However, a recent study shows that Florida was beaten by one of our very own neighbors!

The question on our minds was Did Delaware Beat Florida For Top State To Retire In?

No, Delaware wasn’t number one but it did end up on the top 10 list!

According to WalletHub’s “2023’s Best States to Retire“, Virginia is at the top beating out Florida.

The sunshine state fell to the number 2 spot with Delaware not too far behind it in number five.

WalletHub evaluated all 50 U.S. states in three key categories: affordability, quality of life and access to health care.

While this choice really comes down to preference and personal priority, the overall score is what determined their ranking.

Virginia was ranked 16th in affordability but number one overall. So if you’re looking to live within strict means, it may not be the best choice for you.

Take a look below at the list of states that made the Top Ten Best States To Retire In, according to the extensive WalletHub survey.


  • Virginia

  • Florida

  • Colorado

  • Wyoming

  • Delaware

  • New Hampshire

  • South Dakota

  • Minnesota

  • Idaho

  • North Dakota

Sign me up for the WJBR email newsletter!

You love Mix 99.5 WJBR, so join the Insiders Club! Be the first to know about our awesome ticket giveaways, the latest updates with your favorite artists, and more delivered right to your inbox.

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.