New survey ranks Virginia in top 10 best places to retire, Maryland ranked ninth worst

(WJLA) - Heads up seniors living in the Washington, D.C. region: Virginia is ranked in the top 10 of best places to retire, according to a new survey.

Virginia came in at number 10 this year, falling four spots from its sixth place ranking last year of best states to retire. The low crime rate and mild weather in Virginia helped propel the state to its ranking this year.

Maryland came in at 42 on the list, up two spots from its 44th ranking last year, but the state was also ranked the ninth worst state for retirement due to its high tax burden and high cost of living compared to other states.

D.C. was previously ranked the 29th best place to retire in 2013.

The survey looked at a state's cost of living, crime rate, taxes, health care quality, weather and other factors to rank the states from one to 50.

South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota and Wyoming rounded out the top five of the list in places one through five, respectively.

See the full list at BankRate.