Similarly to being left-handed in what is a right-handed person’s world, or short in a tall person’s world, being a senior in a Millennial’s city can be a bit challenging. Sure, as it turns out many retiring Baby Boomers and Millennials have similar tastes and desires for what they want in a home, but because of the sheer age gap, there are going to be some significant differences in what they require in a city.
For example, before seniors make the decision to move to that dream city they always wanted to live in, they may want to make sure there is a community of like-minded seniors, are on-demand services (such as food delivery and home maintenance) that can bring necessities right to the front door, and that there is quality healthcare (meaning good doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies) because, like a classic car, they require a little more maintenance to stay running issue-free.
Taking all of this into account, and more, Zillow created a list of the four best cities for seniors. For being a short list of four, it is certainly eclectic and features both surprises and also a city or two you probably would have expected to be on it.
Freemont, Calif., La Crosse, Wis., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boston, Mass., all share a combination of low crime rates, quality healthcare, and strong public transportation options making them ideal locations for seniors.
For a more detailed look at each city and why it made Zillow’s list, follow the link below.