Lancaster ranks as the No. 1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S. in 2022-2023, up from No. 5 a year ago.

The U.S. News Best Places to Retire analysis includes data about housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market, and access to quality health care. The ranking compares the 150 most populous metro areas in the U.S. as potential places to retire.

Lancaster achieved this rating because of 1) happy residents, 2) affordable housing, 3) health care availability,  4) low taxes for retirees, and 5) a 4-season retirement lifestyle.

You can read about why US News and World Report chose Lancaster in this article.