Although the weather outside may be coaxing your thoughts towards your dream retirement in South Florida, take note! The best spot to retire might be right in your own backyard.
As Jamie Smith Hopkins first reported earlier today, Where to Retire magazine has released results for the “eight hippest cities to live in America” from it’s upcoming March/April issue – and Baltimore has been included.
“Baltimore has a vibrant, revitalized waterfront, museums, world-class medical facilities and everything from historic brownstones to new luxury townhomes,” Hopkins cites magazine editor Mary Lu Abbott as saying.
Furthermore, another requirement for qualification is “unusually good buys in housing.”
Baltimore has often been touted as one of the better urban locations for retirement, but its high ranking in Where to Retire should encourage you further unto its merit.
Within the city of Baltimore, Mt. Vernon has historically been counted among the best neighborhoods for retirement. Known as the lively cultural center of Baltimore, it offers an excellent option for retirees seeking to avoid suburban monotony. A historic location set right in the heart of the city, it offers easy walking access to the beautiful Inner Harbor. Culture gurus will also enjoy the proximity to the symphony hall, opera house, the Peabody Library, and the Walters Art Museum. For an avant-garde taste, Theater Project is also nearby.
But hey – Mr. Vernon clearly isn’t just for those seeking to retire. Mt. Vernon is a great location for young professionals as well – or anyone else desirous of a diverse, cultural urban center near the water.
Still convinced that warmer is better? Well, Fort Worth, TX was also listed as one of the hippest spots to settle down, so you can also check out our Dallas area site for up-to-date information on condo listings down south.