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3 Metro Hotspots For Active Living



When it comes to venturing into empty nest land or launching into retirement, the last thing the baby boomer generation has on the agenda is sitting around watching Jeopardy. This new found freedom opens up new, and exciting opportunities particularly when it comes to deciding where to retire. According to an article by Builder, boomers are in the market for the same homes millennials are setting their sights on, and choosing hip locations from college towns, to downtown city centers. Whether it’s to be near family or begin a new career, more, and more active adults are migrating from the lull of suburban living to be near the action.


Portland, Oregon aka; the City of Roses, is diverse, culturally rich, and one of the nation’s top destinations for cyclists, and getting around on foot. Boomers make up a large part of the city’s population and for good reason. Portland is an age friendly city with an energetic vibe, a vibrant art scene, and a health conscious mentality from top rated medical facilities, weekly growers markets, to the extensive infrastructure of walking, hiking, and bike trails. Exploring the city is effortless, with most neighborhoods conveniently located within walking distance of a highly efficient public transit system.


Austin, Texas is not just the music capital of the Lone Star state but has made headlines for being a haven for health nuts, offering endless outdoor recreation, and the ideal place where one can step outside their front door for an exciting night on the town. Whether it’s to enjoy some serious retail therapy or savor the incredible culinary scene, there’s always something to do from experiencing live music, to taking in a Shakespearean production. Tax friendly, and affordable, Austin is ever popular amongst retirees.


For big city seekers, and sun worshippers, Miami, Florida is ubiquitous with college spring break, and sunscreen slathered snow birds. Miami hits the mark for being much more than a vacation spot, with a world class healthcare system, an affordable, tax friendly climate, and boasts a number of beautiful active adult communities. T06his city on the move is wellness minded and was also rated the nation’s cleanest city by Forbes Magazine. Miami is the ultimate staycation for boomers with limitless entertainment, and a life of beachfront leisure to be had.