Urban living is attractive to many Seniors, and Columbus is a fantastic city for aging in place! We have great walkable neighborhoods like German Village and Victorian Village where residents can easily walk to grocery stores, restaurants, and entertainment of all kinds. Other neighborhoods that are a little more suburban, such as Westerville and Upper Arlington, offer the same walkability close to the old village centers, and they offer easy transportation to great hospitals and medical complexes, too.
With growing public transportation, a lively Senior population, and wonderfully walkable neighborhoods in both urban and suburban settings, Columbus is the perfect city to choose to age in place with a little planning ahead!
Seniors Maintain Taste for Urban Living
Seniors from Boston and Chicago, to Toronto and Los Angeles, have a strong taste for urban living and want to live in their cities when they’re over the age of 80, according to the 2017 Aging in Cities survey (http://prn.to/2ys7DI4) by Welltower. Their concerns about city life include affordability, safety, access to health care, and mobility.