published Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Tennessee ranked best state for retirement

This 1996 photo provided by Rock City Gardens shows an advertisement for the attraction painted on the side of a barn in Cumberland County, Tenn.
This 1996 photo provided by Rock City Gardens shows an advertisement for the attraction painted on the side of a barn in Cumberland County, Tenn.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Tennessee has been ranked as the best place to retire.

According to Bankrate.com, Tennessee beat No. 2 Louisiana for the prize.

The website reviewed cost of living, activities, tax burden, climate and health care availability to rank states.

The top 10 states, according to Bankrate.com:

1) Tennessee

2) Louisiana

3) South Dakota

4) Kentucky

5) Mississippi

6) Virginia

7) West Virginia

8) Alabama

9) Nebraska

10) North Dakota

The full Bankrate listing can be found here.

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