Most people probably think of Florida when they think of the top place to retire to. What if I told you Florida didn't even make the top ten?

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There are a few things to consider when deciding where to spend your golden years. Proximity to family and friends is important, but you should also consider access to quality healthcare and the cost of senior care and support.

Author and retirement planning expert, Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D, says this about deciding where to live when you're 70+, "At that age, we really need to start thinking about someplace that’s stable, someplace that’s safe and someplace that we can afford. Those things don’t always add up to the Sun Belt."

Caring.com did some research and found the states that offer the best in terms of quality healthcare, long-term care, affordability and selection of senior care.

    Here are the Top Ten states to grow old in:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Iowa
  3. Minnesota
  4. Alaska
  5. Oregon
  6. Colorado
  7. Hawaii
  8. South Carolina
  9. Nebraska
  10. Wisconsin

Read more at Caring.com.