By Debbie Cockrell, The News Tribune
Blame the cool rainy seasons and pricey real estate for our low rankings in a new retirement survey.
According to Zumper’s 2017 list of best places to retire, the Tacoma-Seattle-Bellevue metro area ranked 114 out of 117. Ranking lower were the Abilene, Texas, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts/New Hampshire and Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York metro areas.
The apartment rental website said it ranked the results using various data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI crime report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its own database.