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Old 08-07-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm surprised at this list. Most have atrocious winters and I surely wouldn't want to grow older with cold, snow, paralyzing driving conditions, high fuel costs. etc

10 best American cities for growing older - Bottom Line
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm surprised at this list. Most have atrocious winters and I surely wouldn't want to grow older with cold, snow, paralyzing driving conditions, high fuel costs. etc

10 best American cities for growing older - Bottom Line
In other words, these are areas I should move to when I'm ready to die.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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But the top cities have lots of employment options for seniors so you won't have to worry about being on a fixed income
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Well will you look at that, another dumb list.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I'm surprised at this list. Most have atrocious winters and I surely wouldn't want to grow older with cold, snow, paralyzing driving conditions, high fuel costs. etc

10 best American cities for growing older - Bottom Line
I still keep the idea of retiring to New York in the back of my head. I've worked there most of my life, and I always wanted to live there but couldn't afford to, at least not in a comfortable enough manner for me (I'm way past the age of living with five roommates, lol.)

But it would have advantages for retirement. You don't need a car but can easily get around to everything you need. You have access to great healthcare. There is ALWAYS something to do, no matter what your tastes and interests.

My ideal would be to have a Manhattan apartment and a house on the Jersey shore and switch back and forth.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Look at the videos for the Milken Institute, which explains their criteria. Best Cities for Successful Aging | Ross DeVol on the surprising results Video

and the lists: Best Cities for Successful Aging

Best Cities for Successful Aging Small Metros | Small Metros
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Honestly? near family and friends.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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I still keep the idea of retiring to New York in the back of my head. I've worked there most of my life, and I always wanted to live there but couldn't afford to, at least not in a comfortable enough manner for me (I'm way past the age of living with five roommates, lol.)

But it would have advantages for retirement. You don't need a car but can easily get around to everything you need. You have access to great healthcare. There is ALWAYS something to do, no matter what your tastes and interests.

My ideal would be to have a Manhattan apartment and a house on the Jersey shore and switch back and forth.
"5. New York/Northern New Jersey
Has two of the top 20 hospitals in the U.S.
Excellent public transportation, important once you give up driving
Cultural offerings go without saying"

I agree that NYC has much to offer seniors. Besides the excellent public transportation, there are plenty of senior citizens that provide meals and activities for seniors. Also apts. are heated in the winter (and the amount of the heat the landlord must provide is regulated by the NYC law).
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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"5. New York/Northern New Jersey
Has two of the top 20 hospitals in the U.S.
Excellent public transportation, important once you give up driving
Cultural offerings go without saying"

I agree that NYC has much to offer seniors. Besides the excellent public transportation, there are plenty of senior citizens that provide meals and activities for seniors. Also apts. are heated in the winter (and the amount of the heat the landlord must provide is regulated by the NYC law).
Don't senior citizens not like all the noise and junk though? Then again, I know plenty of elderly people who love their homes in Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn. Guess it just depends on the person's likes, which can change over time.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Don't senior citizens not like all the noise and junk though? Then again, I know plenty of elderly people who love their homes in Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn. Guess it just depends on the person's likes, which can change over time.
If one lives in Queens, Brooklyn or Staten Island (and probably the Bronx too) there are plenty of nice suburb-like areas that are quiet and relatively clean-looking.
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