I love the idea of retirement in NYC! There may be no better place to keep the blood pumping through the veins. Every time I run up there the city seems so alive! When you go make sure to stop in Little Italy. There are some excellent places to get canoliis.
Donna Saylor & Carolyn Mitchell
The Power of TWO!
Many people raise their kids in suburbs and now, they need to enjoy the nightlife and the day life so they move to Manhattan to have everything at their finger tips. And to answer your question, Yes! You can definitely retire in Manhattan. You just have to be able to afford it! It's not cheap to live here,but it is worth every penny! It keeps you young, alive, energetic, busy, and cultured!
Blest of luck!
Cost Of Living; Florida is much lower than NYC!
Weather ; Florida , of course , is a vacation destination for a reason.
Taxes : There is a large difference in Taxes
Pace Of Life: NYC has the quickest pace of life in the world. There isn't time to "stop and chat"
Please re-think this !
1) Are you ready for very cold weather?
2) Onset dementia issues typical of those in their 80s can be very worrying in an area like Manhattan
3) Public transportation, such as NYC subways are not very accommodating for those over 60
In general, there is risk in such a decision. Much needs to be done before Manhattan becomes accommodating to any but the young, and it's best to visit and understand these surroundings before declaring yourself such a pioneer.
I f you live in Manhattan: you don't need a car, which is a real plus, in terms of cost and reflexes!
Many reasonable restaurants, that serve a wide range of food deliver. Some grocers like fresh direct, you can order from online and have the food delivered, and others will deliver what you pick out at the store. Most drugstores deliver,(though they have restrictions) and launderers and dry cleaners pick up and deliver. There are lots of cultural events and attractions, many free or low cost.
State of the art medical care is easily accessible.
Please contact when you are ready!
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