Five cities known for attracting people in the 55-and-up age bracket are losing their appeal according to a report released by the Brookings Institute in November, 2013.
Between 2009 and 2012 New Orleans, Dallas-Fort Worth, Raleigh-Cary, Nashville, and Sacramento all saw net migration gains, but at a lower level than the three years prior. In other words, each of the five cities is still attracting those in the 55 and older set – just at a slower rate than before.
5 cities with declining migration of people age 55 and up: 
New Orleans, LA

2.    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

3.    Raleigh-Cary, NC

4.    Nashville, TN

5.    Sacramento, CA

No explanation is offered in the report as to what may be causing the migration slowdown; however, the five cities also saw declining migration rates for Millennials – those ages 25 to 34.
Meanwhile, some cities known for year-round warmth have attracted matures at a faster clip. Phoenix, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Atlanta, San Antonio all saw net migration gains of 10% or more over the same time frame.
The Brookings Institute analyzed population trends in 51 U.S. cities with populations exceeding 1 million people from 2006 to 2009 and 2009 to 2012, based on data made available from the U.S Census Bureau.
Chime in: What do you think is causing these cities to lose appeal with the age 55 and up set?