Yes, we’ve run them before—slideshows on the best places in the U.S. to retire. But this one’s a little different.

It’s from U.S. News & World Report, and it uses different criteria than we’ve seen before. U.S. News evaluated the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, based on how well they meet Americans’ expectations for retirement. According to Next Avenue, this first Best Places to Retire list came up with results that could surprise readers, and part of the reason is the way they went about scoring locales.

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