Best neighborhoods to retire

If life after work means more than a beach chair, the best place to retire might be the big city. We looked at 30 of the nation's largest metro areas and found the right neighborhoods for you.

Portland, OR
Best place to retire: Goose Hollow
Pros: Old neighborhood charm
Cons: Out of the city center.
Real estate: Two-bedroom ondos in vintage buildings start at $300,000
If your idea of being in the "thick of it" means living near 150-foot redwoods, consider one of the many neighborhoods in and near the leafy hills on the city's western edge.

One, Goose Hollow, is walking distance to Washington Park, which is home to the Japanese Garden, the International Test Rose Garden and the Hoyt Arboretum. As one of the original residential areas in Portland, Goose Hollow is marked by turn-of-the-century homes, local institutions like the Goose Hollow Inn and Leaky Roof pub.

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Hudson Heights

Tudor City

South Loop


Marine District

Liberty Station

Penn Quarter

Woodley Park

Pearl District

Goose Hollow

South Park

Museum District

Copper Square

Washington Square


Arts District




Mass Ave


Short North

Warehouse District

South Main

Cultural District

Mt. Vernon


Back Bay


East Town


East Market District

East Las Vegas

Midtown Nashville

Midtown Atlanta
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