Oregon Baby Boomers Finding Freedom in Retirement
Now that the baby boomer generation has reached retirement age, they are taking into consideration the retirement states in which they can enjoy and benefit from their golden years. Oregon is one of the top choices for the best retirement state for baby boomers. This is because of the best value it provides for retirees in terms of recreational activities, moderate climates, beautiful natural environment, as well as fascinating geographical places of interest.
Apart from that, Oregon is one of those states that have lower cost of living statistics with no sales taxes. The advantage of this to boomers is that the lower taxes make it possible for those on a fixed income to afford the daily costs of groceries and other basic necessities.
Another reason why Oregon has become one of the choice states for baby boomers is because of the lower cost of housing expenses and convenience. Generally, many boomers are interested in moving to a smaller house or a neighborhood that is less expensive so that they can free up some of their equity and be able to pay for medical expenses, travel, home renovations and other expenses that are inevitable at some point in the future.
Since a smaller home will require little maintenance, little work and less worries, the majority of the boomers are opting for one-story housing. However, they still want a house that is fully equipped with modern appliances such as energy-efficient doors and windows, open floor plan with many light, spacious kitchens and new decor.
A good walking friendly neighborhood is something that boomers also look forward to. Many of them have spent most of their lives relying on cars to move from one point to another. Nowadays, many of them want to go back to when they were younger. They want to be able to walk down the street to a grocery store, restaurant or health-food store etc.
One of Portland’s most coveted communities for baby boomers is Renaissance at Peterkort Woods. This upscale lodge style townhome community is perfect for those looking to downsize without losing the quality they have come accustomed to. One of the areas best “live and leave” lifestyle communities.
Baby boomers are enjoying their retirement in Oregon because of these and many more values and freedom it has to offer.
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