I recommend somewhere he can walk to many shops, grocery stores, etc. and that has easy access to public transportation. In San Jose, Willow Glen and the Rose Garden, parts of Sunnyvale, parts of Los Altos and Mountain View, and Iâ€™m sure there are many others.
As people get older, being able to get around without driving can be important â€“ some older people donâ€™t drive at night because their night vision isnâ€™t good, some donâ€™t drive at all. While living on a hill sounds lovely, you usually donâ€™t find amenities within walking distance. It can also be more isolating.
There are some areas, too, where even though they're on the flat they have views of the mountains.
I live on a hill and love it, but these are things I have thought about because Iâ€™m getting older myself.
Barbara Hunt, Realtor