The Most Livable Neighborhoods!

The results are in . . . the AARP Bulletin published this list in their May issue: the most livable neighborhoods at 50+: the top cities and towns to stay healthy, get around and enjoy life.  They extended their reach beyond their research to survey more than 4,500 Americans 50 and older to find out what aspects of a community are most important to them.  The seven categories include: housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement and opportunity.  And what did they find? A few things were more important than others . . . such as:

  • Proximity to jobs
  • Plenty of housing options (including apartments and condos)
  • Availability of numerous amenities
  • Healthy lifestyles

Here are the top ten (I visited #9 in May and I will be visiting the city containing #3 this month . . . hmm, I may have to check it out).  Two of the top ten are in Wisconsin!

1.  Mifflin West (Madison, WI)
2.  Upper West Side, Manhattan (New York, NY)
3.  Downtown Crossing (Boston, MA)
4.  South of Market (San Francisco, CA)
5.  Washburn (LaCrosse, WI)
6.  Downtown (Sioux Falls, SD)
7.  Southside (Virginia, MN)
8.  Downtown (Bismark, ND)
9.  Downtown (Seattle, WA)
10.  Downtown (Los Alamos, NM)

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