After retirement, would you choose to live in the city or in a rural area? Why?
Most people start thinking about whether they should stay in the city or relocate to the suburbs after retirement when they get older than 50. It might seem simple at first glance, but you need to weigh the pros and cons before moving forward or making any plans.
Ease of access to a medical facility is one of the vital factors to consider before moving to the suburbs. Seniors who live there often have a more challenging time getting to the ER than those in the city. With the advancement of technology, most seniors living in the suburbs don’t experience a difficult time having their groceries delivered. Although, there are a few exceptions. Some suburban areas do not provide grocery delivery or it is not as convenient as in the cities.
I’d say go for rural. You don’t have to live in the city after you retire. You might go once in a while for good theatre, the best restaurants, or to buy stuff that you can’t get locally. Milk and bread are readily available in even the smallest towns. In larger cities, you’ll find everything from supermarkets to hair salons to doctors to coffee shops to sports clubs.
Hospitals, car dealerships, department stores, football teams, and other amenities are available in rural areas. My closest rural city has a population of 100,000 people. However, it has a very rustic feel to it.
It’s not “the big city.” Peace is the advantage of living in the country. And that’s what you need once you’ve retired.
Personal preference plays a role here. Some people prefer living in quiet areas, while others like me enjoy living in cities and crowded places. However, it should not be forgotten that retirement has many exciting hobbies and things commonly found in cities.