4. San Francisco

San Francisco can boast of 146 clear days a year but also has lots of partly sunny days too. Plus, the average monthly temperature goes from the mid 60’s in the winter to the high 70’s in the summer. San Francisco has a very diverse and tolerant population too with over a 100 different neighborhoods. Some of these are Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pacific Heights, and Bayview-Hunters Point to mention a few. San Francisco is also the home to several major universities. For instance, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is an institute for older learners who wish to continue their education.

This is an extremely healthy place to live also with a metro area which has a high population of 65 year old residents and older. It too has the best age adjusted health status in the United States. There is a fairly high violent crime rate though, but it’s mostly concentrated in certain neighborhoods. Also, earthquakes are a worrisome factor, but big ones rarely occur. People, it seems, are more worried about the traffic congestion and the commute times which make driving optional for many here. They choose to use instead the Bay Area Rapid Transit, which is one of the most efficient transit systems in the United States.

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