Salt Lake City, Utah is
the largest city in the state of Utah as well as the
state capital. It's the headquarters of the Church of
Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints (commonly known as Mormons).
While originally established as a religious
retreat for the Mormons, Salt Lake City is currently
known for its outdoor tourist activities with the biggest
being Skiing. It was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics
so if you're a snow sport fan, retiring to Salt Lake
City would be a great option for you.
Living downtown in Salt Lake City has
become quite popular in the last decade or so. The amount
of people living there has almost doubled and will double
again in the next ten years. This is great since more
people living downtown will attract the associated businesses
like grocery stores, cleaners, retailers, and restaurants.
Salt Lake City has quite a few cultural
attractions such as the Clark Planetarium at the Gateway
District, which also houses a Children's Museum as well
as shops and other activities.
Many consider Salt Lake
City to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S.
Here are some other reasons to choose living in Salt
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Salt Lake City 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. Salt Lake City’s page can be found
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 Salt Lake City
is quite beneficial. Even better is that most public
transit systems have senior rates that are much cheaper
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 Salt Lake City 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.
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
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.
Retirement Housing 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 and seniors.
Utah Senior Retirement Communities
St. George Utah
Saint George, UT 84790
Utah's Premier Active Adult Golf Community located in
scenic southern Utah. Only 2 hours from Las Vegas, Zion
and Bryce Canyon N.Parks,
Listed as Best Neighborhood in July 08 issue of Where
to Retire Magazine.
Cedar City's only 55+ gated community. All floor plans
are available for immediate move in today!
Since 1978, Highland
Cove has been the number one Salt Lake
City independent and assisted living facility for seniors.
Providing award-winning meals, activities, three sub-levels
of Type I customized care, scheduled transportation,
housekeeping, and more, Highland Cove rightfully deserves
its reputation as the premier facility for senior living
in Utah. And, we have the awards to prove it.
Creek 1245 East Murray Holladay Road ·
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
Premier Retirement & Assisted Living
Senior Living - Aspen Park
1430 East 4500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Memory Care and Assisted Living in Salt Lake City, UT
Manor 1320 East 500 South, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84102, a self-contained, apartment building with
178 units spread across 14 floors and is admirably situated
on the corner of 500 South and 1300 East overlooking
the entire Salt Lake valley and its encircling mountains.
Friendship Manor was established over 40 years ago with
the goal of providing affordable, safe, and sanitary
housing for those 62 years of age and older or disabled.
Friendship Manor is a non-profit, equal housing opportunity
facility and one of the first in the country planned
for older persons of all economic backgrounds.