Friday, January 15, 2016

The Villages has the best credit score in the country, says study

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 6:13 AM

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Residents at the Villages seem to put as much care into their credit as they do their golf carts. 

According to a 2016 survey by WalletHub, credit ratings at the retirement community ranked the highest among 2,570 U.S. cities, with an average credit score of 779.51. 
Source: Wallethub

This should come as no surprise; retirees aren't closing on a new home or taking out student loans. Orlando is ranked much further down (2196, with a score of 639.52). Low-paying jobs and Full Sail tuition doesn't help the city's average credit score either. 

No matter your credit, chances are you're doing better than the people of Camden, N.J., who came in last with an average score of 565.62. 

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