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.

Best place to retire: Mass Ave
Pros: A great eclectic stretch along Mass Ave
Cons: Still a little sleepy compared to other American cities.
Real estate: Basic condos can go for $200,000. A 1,000 square-foot top-floor rental right on Mass Ave is $1,000 a month.
Indy isn't just for racing anymore. Over the last 15 years, its downtown has livened up. "We used to be known as 'Naptown,'" says real estate agent Steve Rupp. "We've certainly shaken that off."

Of several designated arts districts, the hottest is eclectic Mass Ave along Massachusetts Avenue. There are theaters, galleries, a comedy club, and an international arts festival. Walk into downtown for the American Super Heroes Museum, and shop at the Indianapolis City Market on your way home.

The world-renowned Indiana University Medical Center, where Lance Armstrong went for treatment, is nearby. And if you're into racing, see if you can spot Michael Andretti and Dan Wheldon coming out of their homes at 757 Massachusetts Ave.

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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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