Not So Fast- Seniors Moving to Cities

A report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute says that seniors are moving away from suburbs and to more walkable, urban areas.

October 6, 2009, 7:00 AM PDT

By Tim Halbur


"Many senior communities were built with land-grabbing amenities like golf courses, tennis courts and swimming pools, so they had to be built far from the city center. Residents drive miles to the grocery store, movie theater or hospital.

Today, developers and designers want to create more communities in areas where amenities, services and infrastructure already exist. "Walkability" is a key element in urban and town-center housing developments."

Friday, October 2, 2009 in San Jose Mercury News

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