Boston is home to many
world class universities and known for its unique culture
as one of the oldest cities in the United States. Currently
over 16 million people visit this city so you can be
sure that there are plenty of tourist attractions to
visit with your family or just yourself. If any medical
emergency were to develop, there are plenty of world-famous
hospitals and medical schools to treat you. While one
of the more expensive places to retire, Boston's unique
attractions make it one of the most livable cities.
Options: In the city there are unique housing
options which include condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises,
retirement communities, lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums,
top end townhouses and other housing for over 55 boomers
There are many great place for a high rise condo for
the senior with an active and fun life who wants a home
to match that lifestyle.
Boston Retirement Homes and Condos at Midtown Boston,
Waterfront, North End, Chelsea, Beacon Hills, Back Bay,
Brooklines, Brightons, Allstons, Somervilles, Cambridges,
Charlestowns, South Ends, East Boston, Lynn, Dorchester,
Somerville, Roxbury, Brookline, Fenways, Jamaica Plains,
Dorchesters, Mission Hill, Jones Hill, Savin Hill, Quincy
MA and many other great neighborhoods.
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319 ARLINGTON STREET, Watertown, MA 02472
With only 38 residences, The Apartments at Coolidge
School (an active adult community 55+) represent a special
opportunity for active adults to live in a luxurious,
new, community near the heart of one of the country's
most vibrant urban centers.
Living Residence operates about 10 communities
for senior around the metro Boston area.
Island MA 55+ Community 26 Valley Front
Plymouth, MA 02360
Welcome to Great Island - Plymouth, Massachusetts
Forested setting, great golf, 40 minutes outside Boston
and 15 minutes from Cape Cod.
Boston Retirement Living
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Boston offers many opportunities with civic groups and
hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues. In the computer age,
there have been many sites created to help people mingle.
The best one is meetup.com. It’s an online directory
of all kinds of offline clubs. It provides an online
home to these clubs so new members can inquire about
joining. Boston’s page can be found at www.meetup.com/cities/us/ma/boston
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Boston is quite
beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
normal. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
provides the subway the T.
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Boston is great since
there are more specialists and medical services available
and at cheaper rates. The Longwood Medical and Academic
Area is a region of Boston with a high concentration
of medical and research facilities, including Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Children's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health,
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Massachusetts
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Massachusetts
General Hospital is near the Beacon Hill neighborhood,
with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Spaulding
Rehabilitation Hospital nearby. St. Elizabeth's Medical
Center is in Brighton Center of Boston's Brighton neighborhood.
New England Baptist Hospital is in Mission Hill.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time. Bostonhas teaching and research activities
of more than 100 colleges and universities located in
the Greater Boston Area, with more than 250,000 students
attending college in Boston and Cambridge alone.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.
Boston can give the retiree the retirement
lifestyle not found in many other places.