The city has a diverse and tolerant population, with a strong gay and lesbian community and more than 100 distinct neighborhoods. In 2010, Foreign Policy magazine ranked San Francisco as the world's 12th most important city.
San Francisco also ranked ninth on the 2011 list of America's Most Literate Cities.
Still, some cities are better than others for older singles, especially those who are seeking some place to retire.
We plied the country to find 10 great cities in which to retire for older singles, focusing primarily on places with convivial locals, a solid percentage of AARP-age residents and, of course, a lot of things to do — either solo or with a date.
San Francisco's universities are yet one more place for older singles to meet up.The region is also an extremely healthy place to live.The metro area has a high proportion of population age 65 and older, and the age-adjusted health status of that population is among the best in the United States.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.