In the 1960s and '70s, San Francisco achieved mythical status as the land of free love.Fast-forward 40 years: Social mores have changed, but San Francisco still reigns as a bastion of active dating across all demographics.The metro area also offers nearly 120 miles of Atlantic coastline and lots of dedicated bike paths. Massachusetts is a great place to be retired from a government job or the military because most payments from public pensions are exempt from state taxes.Locals bond over sports: The Red Sox and New England Patriots have become regular contenders; the Celtics are synonymous with Boston hoops tradition; and the Bruins have the second-most Stanley Cup victories by a U. And metro Boston is a major center of medical talent, with a very high concentration of physicians, hospital beds per capita and teaching hospitals.Rates of smoking and obesity are low, so the metro area has low mortality from heart disease and low rates of hypertension.Because traffic congestion is a serious problem in the city, many locals use the region's excellent subway system or walk or bicycle to work.
San Francisco is among the top 10 metro areas for population density, with more than 800,000 people packed into a central city the size of Disney World. is well known for its eccentricities, but it is also a high-functioning city.San Francisco State University has an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.The University of California, San Francisco, is exclusively devoted to health and medical education, which contributes to a high number of physicians per capita.Baltimore doesn't make a lot of top 10 lists, overshadowed as it is by the powerhouses of the Northeast Corridor.
But once you experience the easy pace, historic neighborhoods and waterfront establishments, you'll get Baltimore's nickname: Charm City.For older singles, the inclusiveness is evident in the corner pubs, the walkable streets of Federal Hill, Charles Village and Fells Point, and the lively Cross Street Market.