Posted: Feb 4, 2012 at 12:47 AM [Feb 4, 2012]
Ann Arbor was recently rated by US News as one of the best cities in the country to retire. In its overview, the writeup compares a number of the city's salient features, noting that Ann Arbor is one of the most economically healthy cities in Michigan, a state still recovering from the slump in the auto industry. Ann Arbor also benefits from its proximity to the University of Michigan. The school provides a rich cultural backdrop and infuses the city with 40,000 collegiate students who spearhead research projects in science and technology.
Perhaps because of its technological prowess, Ann Arbor has also emerged as one of the most progressive senior assisted living communities. The Ann Arbor area has no less than 16 assisted living facilities, many of them offering personalized care and cutting edge tools and programs. University Living, for instance, is a senior care facility that is affixed to the University, for retirees who wish to be close to their grown children.
For retirees looking to live large or work on their memoirs in their senior years, Ann Arbor is still an excellent place to hunker down. Because of the popularity and prestige of the university, Ann Arbor boasts a variety of museums, educational facilities, orchestras, operas, and even an arboretum. The university alone provides a myriad of resources, whether you need reverse phone lookup services or just a quiet place to read on the weekend.
With beautiful, though cold, winters, moderate summers, and a lush, green, tree-filled residential area, Ann Arbor presents a dynamic environment in which to retire. For people with chronic health problems, you have the security of knowing the University of Michigan Medical Center is one of the most reputable hospitals in America. And Ann Arbor has two other nearby hospitals as well, a VA hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Overall, the area benefits from 580 working physicians per 100,000 residents. This is over twice the national average.
For many retirees, access to high quality medical facilities is the number one factor in choosing a place to retire. Usually close behind is good airport. The metropolitan airport in Detroit, forty miles east, offers transport to virtually every major city.
So whether you're looking for top-notch medical care, beautiful scenery, or an exciting college town to spend your retirement years, Ann Arbor offers some truly wonderful features. Spend your golden years in a town with a healthy real estate sector, excellent assisted living facilities, and a robust educational community.