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New York City can be a good place for older adults to live, but it depends on individual preferences and circumstances. Here are some factors to consider:


  1. Healthcare: New York City is home to numerous world-class hospitals, medical centers, and specialized healthcare providers. The city offers a wide range of healthcare services, including geriatric care, and has a robust healthcare infrastructure. Access to quality healthcare can be an advantage for older adults.

  2. Cultural and Recreational Opportunities: New York City is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, including Broadway shows, museums, art galleries, music performances, and more. There are also parks, green spaces, and recreational activities available for leisure and relaxation. For older adults interested in cultural experiences and staying active, the city offers a wealth of opportunities.

  3. Transportation: New York City has an extensive public transportation system, including subway lines, buses, and accessible transportation options. The city's transportation network can be convenient for older adults who prefer not to rely on personal vehicles. However, the bustling nature of the city may require adjustment for individuals with mobility issues or who prefer a quieter environment..

  4. Age-Friendly Initiatives: New York City has implemented various age-friendly initiatives to support older adults. These initiatives aim to improve accessibility, social participation, and community support for the aging population. Examples include programs for affordable housing, senior centers, and services geared towards older adults.

  5. Cost of Living: It's important to note that New York City has a high cost of living, including housing, transportation, and general expenses. The cost of housing, in particular, can be significantly higher compared to other cities. Financial considerations should be taken into account when evaluating the suitability of the city for older adults.

  6. Urban Environment: New York City is a bustling metropolis with a fast-paced and lively atmosphere. While this can be exciting for some, others may find it overwhelming or prefer a quieter environment. Noise, crowds, and the density of the city should be considered based on personal preferences and lifestyle.


The NYC Map of Aging shows available services, and amenities for residents age 65+.

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We have many cultures within my area and all types of age groups.Many folks are new to this country and my city,so even though language is a problem,friendliness isnt

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Midtown Manhattan does not seem like it would be great for kids butC is great for kids. There are supermarkets, drugstores, schools and playgrounds. Public transportation is also good in the city.

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The streets and sidewalks in my neighborhood are in pretty good shape, making it a safe area to walk. The numerous construciton sites and street repairs, however, make for some hazardous conditions. These don't impact me at this time. Distances to all services are small, and climate is not extreme. Overall, I feel this is an age-friendly community.

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I've live there for 50 years and slot has changed but the friendly neighborhood is still there. I love it still as it was when I first moved their 50 years ago, my parents grow up there as well just good neighborhood I can't remember a time I said I need to go.

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age friendly, has services for everyone. Great schools for kids, medical centers for older people. There is plenty for all ages and is well serviced by public transport.

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We have all kinds of people living here ,young and old .Different races .lots of stores and trains and buses near by.There are parks so you can relax or walk your dog.

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don't know it is quiet and working people they mind there business and keep block clean no loud parties no kids hanging out on corners well lighted area

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We have many wonderful organizations that cater to seniors as well as discounts from many stores and businesses. Senior Planet helps seniors learn about computers and technology. SAGE is a wonderful LGBT group. There are senior centers in our neighborhood. Supermarkets have discounts on groceries. Our public mass transportation in the city is half price for seniors.

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We're an age friendly because there are families here over 50 & 60 years and new families moving in every week. I see new faces of all ages , colors , hearing the different languages. It's very nice indeed.

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all ages are friendly in neighborhood,has parks, all kind of food, restaurants,stores for grocery and pharmacy, tour sites downtown,midtown and uptown

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