According to AARP's new list of the most livable places in the US, Portland took the top 10 list. These statistics are based on the livability index for the nation's aging population. With a survey of over 4,500 Americans 50 and older, AARP developed 7 categories with respect to community, housing neighborhood, transportation, health, engagement, environment and opportunity.
Portland currently ranks 7th for the most livable large city for those 50 and over.
Portland has great parks and an excellent transportation system, the MAX, as well as numerous other transportation outlets. Most of the metro area is within easy walking distance and AARP ranks Portland neighborhoods and generally "Friendly".
Portland also ranked 6th for one of the easiest cities in which to get around. 6th on the best city for staying healthy with our organic movement, excellent health care facilities and numerous exercise, biking, hiking and jogging trail systems. We also ranked 6th for entertainment and one of the best places for date night! With a mountain of arts and entertainment venues, museums, sports stadiums and theaters, there is never a lack of fun events and things to do in Portland.
Our finest number was ranking #2 for the friendliest city! When it comes to large cities, we are the 2nd in line as the best city to make new friends for those 50 and over. We have an easy time joining groups, clubs, civic groups and neighborhood gatherings.
So why live in Portland? Well I just gave you 5 really good reasons, especially if you are 50 and over... but don't take our word for it.. Check out the article in full or if you're ready to make Portland your home, give me a call anytime! I would love to help you find the right active adult 55+ community or any home in the Portland real estate market that fits your budget and your lifestyle.