BEST PLACES TO RETIRE 

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Rank City Park acres (total) % parkland
1 San Diego, CA 44,707 21.5%
2 New York, NY 38,147 19.7%
3 Washington, DC 7,617 19.4%
4 San Francisco, CA 5,773 19.3%
5 Jacksonville, FL 102,836 19.2%
6 Boston, MA 5,496 17.7%
7 Austin, TX 26,586 16.5%
8 Portland, OR 13,246 15.4%
9 Houston, TX 56,405 15.2%
10 San Jose, CA 16,008 14.3%
11 Philadelphia, PA 10,938 12.7%
12 Phoenix, AZ 38,040 12.5%
13 Seattle, WA 6,050 11.3%
14 Dallas, TX 21,740 9.9%
15 Columbus, OH 13,130 9.8%
16 Milwaukee, WI 14,975 9.7%
17 Baltimore, MD 4,905 9.5%
18 Chicago, IL 11,860 8.2%
19 Denver, CO 8,086 8.2%
20 Los Angeles, CA 23,749 7.9%
21 San Antonio, TX 19,755 7.6%
22 Las Vegas, NV 5,106 7.0%
23 Detroit, MI 5,890 6.6%
24 Louisville, KY 15,804 6.4%
25 Fort Worth, TX 10,754 5.7%
26 Memphis, TN 9,513 5.3%
27 Charlotte, NC 17,557 5.2%
28 Indianapolis, IN 11,105 4.8%
29 Atlanta, GA 3,829 4.5%
30 Nashville-Davidson, TN 10,354 3.2%
Source: Center for City Park Excellence, Bert Sperling's bestplaces.net
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