Wanna-be retirees may dream of swaying palm trees and gentle ocean breezes but it turns out, they should be thinking about Iowa instead. Hawaii ranks as the number-one destination for retirees, according to a study being released by MoneyRates.com, but Iowa is second on the list.
The investment website rates the states based on several criteria like crime rates, economy, weather and senior population growth. Iowa did well in all categories, especially the low crime rate. Perceived retirement meccas like Florida and Arizona ranked 4th and 6th respectively behind Idaho at number 3 and Vermont was 5th.