U.S. News & World Report recently issued its list of the best places to retire in the U.S. in 2024.

The results may surprise you.

First, only one of the top 10 is in the Sunbelt. Florida, for example, dropped from previous years because of lower scores for happiness and desirability. Instead of warm beaches, the list reflected preferences for cultural and nature-related activities that active retirees might enjoy.

Second, many of the choices are in the Rust Belt—cities that were once hubs of industrial manufacturing and growth. Toward the end of the 20th century, however, their plants closed and the towns fell on hard times. In this century, these cities reinvented themselves and now offer numerous attractions and benefits as well as affordable housing.

Third, just two of the top 10 are big metropolitan areas. The rest are smaller cities, though many are within a short drive of major urban centers.

But perhaps the biggest surprise is that seven of the 10 top picks are in one state: Pennsylvania.

The selections were based on “the details people consider most carefully,” U.S. News said. It compared the 150 most populous urban areas of the country. The resulting preferences are based on a survey of people age 45 and older, weighed against objective data such as affordability, taxes, the local job market, and access to quality health care.

10. Pittsburgh

This major city is full of history. Once known for its dominant role in the steel industry—and sometimes still called “Steel City”—it’s also renowned for great natural beauty. Crisscrossed by rivers, including the Allegheny and Monongahela, it has more than 400 quaint bridges.

In addition, over the past three decades Pittsburgh—the second most populous city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia–began reinventing itself into a center for health care, education, and technology.

For instance, it’s home to Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Many corporations are headquartered there, and jobs are plentiful. “A rise in job opportunities has made Pittsburgh an attractive place for families and graduates,” said the U.S. News report. “Pittsburgh also offers a cheaper housing market than other large cities.”

The city’s diverse population has median income under $40,000 per family.

It’s also now know for some 2,000 acres of parks, several museums, sports venues, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.