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.

New York
Best place to retire: Tudor City
Pros: Centrally located in midtown Manhattan
Cons: More expensive than Hudson Heights and not very quiet
Real estate: You'll pay upwards of $500,000 for a one-bedroom. One-bedroom rents hover around $2,500.
For almost twice the price, that 30-minute ride to Manhattan's core can become a five minute stroll. Anchored in midtown Manhattan, Tudor City is a short walk to Grand Central Terminal and a quick bus ride to the theater district or Lincoln Center, home of New York's major opera companies and the Philharmonic.

The neighborhood, a collection of 12 vintage 1920 apartment and co-op buildings, sits on a plateau above the United Nations headquarters and the din of Second Avenue. A small group of shops serves the immediate vicinity, and the liveliness of midtown is a block away. Apartments are less expensive than many in Manhattan but small.

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Hudson Heights

Tudor City

South Loop

Streeterville

Marine District

Liberty Station

Penn Quarter

Woodley Park

Pearl District

Goose Hollow

South Park

Museum District

Copper Square

Washington Square

Downtown

Arts District

SoFA

Downtown

Riverside
Avondale

Mass Ave

Downtown
SoMa

Short North

Warehouse District

South Main

Cultural District

Mt. Vernon

Uptown

Back Bay

Belltown

East Town

LoDo

East Market District

East Las Vegas

Midtown Nashville

Midtown Atlanta
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