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SHOULD AGING BABY BOOMER RETIREES MOVE TO RURAL LOCATIONS?
Should retired Baby Boomers live in rural locations? Yes, if we want a slower-paced lifestyle in a low-key environment.
A huge plus is that costs-of-living are typically lower than most cities. Housing is comparatively affordable for retirees who rely on limited fixed incomes.
But ... a huge negative is potential loneliness. Rural homes tend to be somewhat secluded and isolated. Will it be too much seclusion and isolation?
And ... are boomers willing to cope with scarce or non-existent public transportation? To get basic essentials, medical care, et al., we must own a car and be able to drive it - no matter the weather conditions, e.g. heavy snow, bitter cold. Otherwise, we are dependent on others for transportation.
So, where should Baby Boomers live as we journey into old age?
Some of us are choosing small cities or suburban areas as compromises between urban and rural living. These locations are fairly serene and relatively affordable, yet provide adequate access to necessities, entertainment, and activities.
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