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Philadelphia is an easy place to live since there are a plethora of activities to do no matter what your interests.

No matter what you want for retirement, Philadelphia is a great place to consider due to its diverse economy, increasingly urban living, and plenty of cultural activities to go around. Many consider Philadelphia Pennsylvania as one of the best cities for retirees to live.

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and has the fifth largest population of any city in the US. Teeming with history but with an modern information and service based economy, Philadelphia attracts many visitors and tourists.

Arts and Culture: Philadelphia is known for its art and culture. The cheesesteak and soft pretzel are a must for any visitor. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and wall murals than any other US city. Philadelphia's Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park anywhere. The architecture and parks of Philadelphia are impressive.

Social Opportunities: studies have shown that a good group of friends is more important to a happy retirement than money or health. Philadelphia offers many opportunities with civic groups and hobby clubs and those with related interest to generate a solid core group of friends. These friends can help ward off the problems of aging like dementia and health issues. Arts, cuisine, sports and volunteering all present opportunity to meet and friend others that share your interests.

Public Transportation: Philadelphia is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) which operates buses, trains, rapid transit, and trolleys throughout the Philadelphia metro. The expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income seniors so the public transportation of Philadelphia is quite beneficial.

Access to Medical Services: Philadelphia is an important center for medicine with a medical tradition and history that it has grown upon. The University of Pennsylvania runs a large teaching hospital and is the city's largest private employer.

Philadelphia has many major hospitals and 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 Philadelphia is great since there are more medical specialists and medical services available nearby and at cheaper rates.

Access to Local Businesses: With the Center City there are shopping options in The GAllery at Market East as well as The Shops at Liberty Place, Jewelers Row, South Street, Old City's 3rd Street Corridor and many independent retailers in the city. 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 Philadelphia.

Fitness: The many parks and public spaces in Philadelphia offer a chance to get our and walk. Exercise is critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years. Philadelphia 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 in.

Continuing Education: Philadelphia is home to 300,000 college students and there are opportunities for seniors to continue their education for fun or gain new skills. 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 and Philadelphia is know for it's great restaurants. Dinners out to fancy restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or historical site are all possible living in a Philadelphia.

Retirement Housing Options: In Philadelphia 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.

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The Estates - Philadelphia PA - 1304 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111The Estates offers the perfect combination of country charm and city convenience.

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Philadelphia Senior Apartments and Assisted Living Facilities

PHILADELPHIA PROTESTANT HOME - Philadelphia, PA CCRC - 6500 Tabor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111 The Philadelphia Protestant Home is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community dedicated to service, excellence and the highest standards of senior living.

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Philadelphia Senior Center PA 509 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia Senior Center serves as a resource for recreation, group meals, health & wellness education and other supportive services for adults 55 and older. PSC serves thousands of seniors at three Philadelphia branches. The Main Branch, located on South Broad Street in Center City serves more than 200 members daily.

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