Known as the “Gateway
to The Americas” for its proximity to South America,
Miami is a very modern and clean city (voted “America's
Cleanest City” by Forbes Magazine) located at
the southern tip of Florida.
With warm weather, clean streets, and
bustling cultural districts, Miami has always been a
retirement mecca dating to the early part of the 20th
century. With its hip neighborhoods and vibrant nightlife,
the active senior who wants an energized activity packed
retirement will fit in perfectly.
Miami is also known as the Cruise Capital
of the World since more cruises depart from here than
any other place in the world. Many cruise lines are
based here including Carnival Cruise Lines, the largest
one in the world. This makes it easy for a retiree to
jump on a cruise ship last minute for a 3 night getaway
to the Caribbean.
Many consider Miami to
be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Miami.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Miami 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.
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 Miami is quite
beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
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 Miami is great since there are more specialists and
medical services available and at cheaper rates.
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.
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
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. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.
Housing Options: In Miami 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. Miami Beach has many
fine senior communities and condos for 55+ Boomers and
Palace Suites Independent Living - Miami
11377 SW 84th Street, Miami, FL 33173
Miami's finest luxurious rental apartment community
for active seniors. It's like living in a five-star
hotel with the added amenities of a cruise ship.
Resort In Margate, Florida
2801 NW 62nd Avenue, Margate, FL 33063
Resort living for seniors close to Fort Lauderdale,
Club, Aventura’s finest independent and assisted
living rental, retirement community
Florida Retirement Communities for
Boomers and Seniors