Even if you haven’t ever visited the Big Apple you probably have an idea what it’s like from movies and TV shows. New York, New York is a great retirement community if you love culture and a bustling scene.
New York City (8,000,000 people) is made up of 5 boroughs, plus suburbs. Manhattan is of course the most famous and the most expensive borough. For proximity to more cultural and social activities than a person could do in a lifetime – New York is THE place. Adults use NYC as a retirement community, full or part-time, either because they lived here while working, or because they moved here for the experience. One advantage is not needing a car in Manhattan. The buses and subways and mass transit are great, walking is always an option, and taxis abound (at least when it’s not raining). For someone from a small town, it will take a few days to feel comfortable amidst the noise and bustle. The city has never been safer, it's crime rate continues to improve.
Social services are strong, For many active adults, living at New York City is all about the rich cultural environment. New Yorkers are informed, they share their opinions, and they are active. It is the thinking retiree’s version of paradise. On the downside New York,, and particularly Manhattan, is ultra expensive. For profiles on over 900 cities and towns go to reviews of the best retirement communities