Boston Ranked Best Place to Retire in USAugust 4, 2012
I was driving to work listening to the radio and heard that Boston is ranked the No. 1 city in the country to retire! Not a huge surprise, considering its great public transportation system, world-class healthcare and well-established social services. Additionally, the city offers a variety of fun and cultural activities that appeal to many segments of the population – not just retirees.
We definitely see its appeal in the Boston luxury real estate world. Not only are more families with small children stay in metro Boston condos, but now the retirees and empty nesters are moving back to the city and taking advantage of the public services and vibrant energy.
Best Boston Neighborhoods
Of course, metro Boston ranks at the top of the chart, but there are many other great areas close to Boston that are basically an extension of the city. For example, Brookline is easily accessible by green line and only about 20 minutes from downtown Boston. The Longwood or Cottage farm areas of Brookline are some of the best Boston neighborhoods and are within walking distance of the bustling Back Bay and the eclectic South End. Brookline provides the advantage of a large backyard or garden with the close proximity to the metro area.
Brookline continues to have a very advanced and competitive school system, in addition to many child-oriented activities. There are so many great cafes, restaurants and specialty shops in the area. Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Cleveland Circle and Chestnut Hill are all very distinct areas of Brookline with their own character and uniquely attractive features.
There are many options to choose from in the best Boston neighborhoods, ranging from Boston condos in converted brownstones to large mansions in the Back Bay and Beacon Hill.