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Boston Massachusetts
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Boston can be a favorable city for older adults to live in, but the suitability can vary depending on individual preferences and circumstances. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Healthcare: Boston is renowned for its world-class medical facilities and research institutions. The presence of prestigious hospitals and healthcare services can be advantageous for older adults who prioritize access to quality healthcare.

  • Cultural and Educational Opportunities: Boston is a city rich in history, culture, and educational institutions. Older adults interested in museums, art galleries, historical sites, and lifelong learning opportunities can find a wealth of resources and activities to engage with.

  • Transportation: Boston offers a range of transportation options, including public transit, buses, and subway systems. This can be beneficial for older adults who prefer not to rely on personal vehicles. The city has also made efforts to improve accessibility and accommodate the needs of older adults in terms of transportation.

  • Age-Friendly Initiatives: As mentioned earlier, Boston has been actively working towards becoming an age-friendly city. Through various initiatives, the city aims to address the needs of older adults and enhance their quality of life. These initiatives can contribute to creating an environment that is more conducive to the aging population.

  • Cost of Living: It's important to consider the cost of living in Boston, as it is generally higher compared to many other cities. Housing costs, in particular, can be significant. It's essential to assess how the cost of living aligns with your financial situation and retirement plans.

  • Climate and Weather: Boston experiences four distinct seasons, with cold winters and hot summers. This climate may be a factor to consider, particularly for older adults who have specific weather-related preferences or health considerations.
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    It depends on neighborhood. Acccess varies re things like shopping and cultural events. In jp we have the Nate smith house, which is great subsidized housing with a vibrant community for elders. The city could do more in providing that sort of thing.

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    A lot of people come here. 38 years here. Arts and museum great. Invilolyeer at aquarium. Great walk ability. Architecture great. Things are expensive though. Free nights at Mfa are great. Local person without money has a harder time. Bpl is a gem.

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    Bus does not run on Sunday and so that's a problem. I work during the week and on the weekend I don't get out of the house too much. Not too much community engagement - at least not that I participate in.

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    I dunno part it's an old town which I like. Lots of other people my age. Kind of like mayberrry. I can walk most places. I really like it.

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    Too expensive. Need to Move to suburbs or New Hampshire. But for transportation it's really great. Can get around easily.

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    Went to boston college. very good for transportation. Good bus system. Hospitals are first rate. Companies want to be here because of all the strong talent, including the older folks.

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    It's a top notch town. I have lived here for 50 years. I don't even need a car. Not sure about working because my husband who I met here worked and luckily for me I did. It need to. There is lots to do here. I love going to the Boston public library. Everyone is so friendly there.

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    Would like to see a patio homes. You see them all throughout the south where my mother lives. There are starter homes and finisher homes all in the same neighborhood near Jackson, MS. Everyone looks out for each other. Everything is close.

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    Bedroom community. No hospitals. Everyone goes to mass general. It's an average town. Opioids are making a mess of a simple neighborhood. Crime is up.

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    In Boston it is all over after 45 where work is concerned.

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