6 Reasons to Move to the City After the Kids Move Out

Now that the kids are gone you don’t need to worry about living on a cul-de-sac, having a big backyard, or staying in your school zone. So why not ditch the suburbs and relocate to the city? Here are few benefits of big city living.

There's more stuff to do

The theater, sports games, music, restaurants. There’s always something to do in the city. Now that the kids are out of the house you probably have a little more time--and maybe a little more money--to explore old interests and develop new ones.

You don't need a car

Who needs a car when you live in the city? Hop on the train, walk, or grab a cab to where you need to go. Think of what you can do with all that money you’re saving on gas and car payments!

There's access to better healthcare

Cities mean more people and more infrastructure to support them. So it’s likely you’re going to be close to some pretty good hospitals and other healthcare services.

There are beautiful public parks

You might have to trade in your backyard when you move to the city. But you’ll get green spaces, water features, and dog parks in return.

Homes are small and stylish

City dwellers are notoriously good at making the most of their smaller spaces. If you’re looking to downsize, a city can give you the inspiration to do it in style.  

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There's a much bigger social scene

Leaving behind your social network in the suburbs might have been a big con on your “Moving to the City Pro/Con” list. But the city will give you a lot of opportunity to explore new hobbies and meet new people of all ages. And with everything that’s going on in the city, there are plenty of reasons for your old friends to come visit.