Best Retirement Communities in Small Towns
We have noticed that the best retirement communities are located in small towns. We hear all the talk about retiring to the city but the best retirements are definitely located in small towns. Why is that?
Well people want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city and suburban living especially traffic and noise. Most suburban homes in metro areas always have a hum from traffic noise that you might not notice until you get out of that environment. Then you realize how nice and relaxing quiet can be.
Small towns have more land so that the large retirement communities that offer so many great amenities have the room to build them. In cities land is so expense that the retirement communities are built in high rises or very small size retirement communities that do not offer any where near what the retirement communities in small towns do.
With larger retirement communities in small towns there are more amenities offered like softball fields, bocce ball, pickel ball, tennis court, walking trails, sidewalks throughout the community, large clubhouses, and many people to meet and social with. May not be the case with city retirement communities.
When you move to a retirement communities you may want to explore and enjoy the surrounding areas especially natural areas to enjoy things like lakes for fishing, hiking trials, small town shopping, arts and crafts fairs, mountains, wineries and day trips to other small towns. Can’t do these things living in a retirement community in a city.
Also there is something about enjoying the character of small town living while having the advantages of living in a great retirement community too. Best of both worlds. Small towns have parade, arts, community theaters, footballs games, and a real community spirit that you may not find in a city or even the suburbs.
These days with Internet shopping and two day delivery by Amazon you can order just about anything you want and have in delivered to your home. The Internet also levels the field with news and keeping in touch no matter where you live. Place is not as important anymore.
The people who move to a retirement community in a small town are genuinely excited about the new lifestyle. Sometimes people moving to a retirement community in their neighborhood or a city to be close to their relatives are not as excited about the retirement lifestyle.
Well there are pros and cons to everything, but these are some of reasons the best retirement communities may be in small towns.
Originally posted 2014-03-03 21:02:29.