BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne is has not only cracked the top 100 places for retirement in the US, according to Chamber of Commerce.org, a business advisory group, it comes in at number 31. 

According to a statement the organization making the recognition considered eight factors to create their list: the percentage of the population above age 65; the percentage of retirees in the 65+ population; the overall poverty rate; the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher; median monthly housing costs; physicians per 100,000 people; violent crime per 100,000 people; and police officers per 100,000 people. All of the municipalities on the top 100 list had populations of at least 10,000.

“We would like to thank Chamber of Commerce.org for recognizing positive factors about Bayonne for people of retirement age,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said adding that other factors that make Bayonne a great place for retirees include the services provided by the city’s Office On Aging, the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), senior centers, senior apartment buildings, the County of Hudson, and various private businesses and non-profit organizations. 

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“Bayonne is a walkable community that also offers bus service and Light Rail.  In the very near future, we will also be able to offer ferry service to Manhattan,” Davis added. “All of these factors make Bayonne an attractive, convenient place for active seniors.”

Other cities to make the list include New York City (4th place), Yonkers, NY (13th place), Danbury, CT (76th place), and Clifton, NJ (99th place). New Bedford and Quincy, both in Massachusetts, took the top two spots on the list.

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