Fort Lauderdale Named a 'Best City' for LGBT Seniors

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Ever wanted to know the best place to retire as a member of the LGBT community? One senior housing referral service just did all the work for you.

SeniorAdvice, one of the nation’s top referral services for seniors, launched a list of the best LGBT retirement cities in the United States. Topping the list is Austin, TX, followed by Fort Lauderdale and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Two other cities in Florida, Orlando and Tampa, also made the list.

Related: Pride Center’s Senior Health Expo Continues to Grow

It's no surprise Fort Lauderdale made the list with the Pride Center's ever expanding senior services programs including a soon to be built affordable housing development on their campus at Equality Park. In addition their popular "Coffee and Conservations" meeting on Tuesdays is a main attraction for the local senior community.

SeniorAdvice chose their cities by first looking at SeniorScore’s best cities for seniors.

Then, the referral service cross-referenced that list with variables designed for the LGBT community such as gay-friendly establishments, LGBT festivals and more.

"SeniorAdvice.com is an invaluable resource for seniors, their family members, and caregivers to help find the most livable locations,” said SeniorAdvice.com CEO and Founder, Ryan Patterson. “We're also very dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and we wanted to make sure we could assist members of the gay and lesbian community in finding the best locations for retirement and senior housing."

Check out the list of top cities for LGBT seniors below.

Austin, TX
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Atlanta, GA
Phoenix, AZ
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Columbus, OH
Salt Lake City, UT
Dallas, TX
Las Vegas, NV
San Francisco, CA
Houston, TX


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