Fredericksburg tops in Virginia, second in U.S. for seniors

August 29, 2020 | Fredericksburg City News | Awards & Accolades

Fredericksburg, Va., is one of the very best places in the country for seniors to live, according to a recent survey by a website devoted to senior living.

Fredericksburg ranked second nationally (trailing only San Francisco) and first in Virginia on’s rankings of the best U.S. cities for seniors. Here is the top 10:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Fredericksburg
  3. Boston
  4. Portland (Maine)
  5. Madison (Wisconsin)
  6. Chapel Hill
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
  9. Boulder
  10. St. Paul

The survey rated 300 U.S. cities and all states. Other Virginia cities on the list included Alexandria (18th overall), Roanoke (71st), Richmond (127th) and Williamsburg (222nd).’s Senior Living Report graded cities and states across six different categories: senior housing, engagement, affordability, quality of life, healthcare and transportation. Fredericksburg ranked no. 1 nationally on the categories of healthcare and senior housing. The report highlights the quality of Mary Washington Hospital as well as Fredericksburg’s numerous engaging activities, day-trip opportunities and rich history.

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