Baby Boomers, known for their two-car garages, white picket-fences, and glorious lawns are trading retirement in Suburbia for city-life. The New York Times reported that we should be prepared for the Baby Boomers “second act” as they are more willing than former generations to shift their lifestyles and accommodation choices to counter a poor economy, minimal retirement savings and the general lack of activities available in the ‘burbs.  While many retirees are still heading to the warmer climes of Arizona and Florida, we’ve got the scoop on why some Boomers choose the city instead.

When their two children left the family home for city careers and college life, Massachusetts natives, Brian and MaryAnne Flynn decided to downsize from their large suburban home to a smaller apartment in the city of Boston. “City life is much more vibrant than living in the suburbs,” explains MaryAnne, “everything is more accessible and overall better – food, socializing, sporting events.”

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