Many consider Los Angeles
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Los Angeles.
Retirement Housing Options: In Los Angeles
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 and seniors. Los Angeles has a building boom in retirement homes that went
down with the economy, but now you can benefit by buying
your retirement home at a much cheaper price.
Many retirement communities and 55
active adult retirement communities were
build in the last decade in the Los Angeles Nevada area
giving the retirees excellent choices in retirement
Social Opportunities: studies have shown
that a good group of friends is more important to a
happy retirement than money or health. Los Angeles 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.
Public Transportation: 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 Los Angeles is quite beneficial. Even
better is that most public transit systems have senior
rates that are much cheaper than normal.
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 Los Angeles is great since
there are more specialists and medical services available
and at cheaper rates.
Fitness: exercise is critical to keeping
healthy during your retirement years and Los Angeles
residents are some of the most fit people in the US.
Los Angeles has 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
Continuing Education: 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.
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. Los Angeles is the entertainment
capital of the world with Holloywood located there,
so retirees have tons of entertainment venues and soudstages
to visit and there's always something going on.