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.

Washington D.C.
Best place to retire: Woodley Park
Pros: Peace and quiet
Cons: Out of the city center
Real estate: A two-bedroom, two-bath in an elevator building with parking goes for $450,000. A smaller one-bedroom could come as cheaply as $200,000. Rentals range from $1,800 a month to $3,000.
If you want more peace and quiet, head away from the center of town for Woodley Park, anchored by the world-class National Zoo. A leafy but still urban neighborhood, Woodley Park is home to a dozen restaurants, a few antique shops, a Metro station and several parks.

A six-minute subway ride gets you to bustling Dupont Circle. Add 10 minutes and you'll be at the foot of the National Mall, with museums, the Capitol and historic sites all around.

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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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