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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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Unfriendly...it is a neighborhood of auto repair businesses and high crime We are in a valley here and have a lot of flooding issues here and everything closes early in the evening.

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there is a varied age group and lots of different places that are age appropriate I feel the restaurants and parks and gyms cater to many of us. There are also lots of groups/

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parks and shopping and lots of facilities for the senior citizens and young kids to mingle good shopping and transportation means for seniors easy to get around

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There is little entertainment or places to eat near where I live. It is a long walk to some retail shops, and nothing but a few eateries. An older adult would be hard pressed to find anything called age friendly.

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Quiet for the most part, safe, plenty of supermarkets, close to mass transportation. Lot's of churches, and senior centers. Just overall, a good place to live.

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Many people have been here for a long time and raised their families here, as have I. It is a diverse neighborhood, which makes it interesting. It's great.

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My neighborhood make welcome the people who lives there. we have a lot of family with children, people are working and intelligentsia and have a good school and places to go out

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A diverse mixture of ages and religions,with single people and families with large number of children parents and grandparents living in one house. the area is safe crime free we look out for each and help our neighbors when needed

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there are a variety of things to do for people of all ages. There are plenty of parks, activities, etc. This is a very diverse neighborhood with excellent proximity to Manhattan.

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Best place to live with different cultures and molding pot of the world therefore is the best i will still live here until i die near bridge and lots of atracttion

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