Richland was named among the best places in America to launch a second career in a recent U.S. News and World Report article.
The magazine staff looked at places with below-average unemployment, a solid record of job creation over the last decade and industries known to hire older workers.
Other factors included cost of living and access to medical facilities and recreational opportunities.
Richland was noted for outpacing the rest of the nation in job growth over the past year, the presence of Washington State University Tri-Cities and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, affordable home prices and availability of outdoor recreation via the region's three rivers.
Other places listed were Ames, Iowa; Harrisonburg, Va.; Lincoln, Neb.; Lubbock, Texas; Madison, Wis.; Manhattan, Kan.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Rochester, Minn., and State College, Pa.