5 Reasons to Downsize to Doylestown Borough
Posted: November 09, 2018 by Jay Ginsberg
1. Walkability - Everything is just steps away
Many retirees choose to age in place—to avoid moving and remain in their homes as long as possible. Older adults socialize more when living in walkable neighborhoods. According to the EPA, in an age-friendly walkable neighborhood or town, regular social interaction is possible, convenient and more frequent. The American Journal of Public Health published a study published a study that reveals older people living in walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods have higher levels of social interaction compared with those residing in car-dependent burbs. Living in walkable neighborhood like Doylestown Borough, with several different grocery store right in town means you are more likely to know your neighbors, participate in politics and engage socially.
2. Public Transportation - Freedom to get up and go
More than 20 percent of Americans age 65 or older don't - or can't - drive. Of those, more than half — about 3.6 million people — stay home on any given day because they have no transportation according to the AARP. A Washington Post article notes that men outlive their “drive-ability” by 7 years and women by 10 years. Public transit becomes key for allowing seniors to remain independent. The Transbridge system goes to both Manhattan and Philadelphia, the Septa Regional Rail is a beautiful one hour ride to Center City, Bucks County Transportation is a private, non-profit organization that provides shared ride transportation services for all Bucks County residents and there is even Uber and Lyft!
3. Culture and nightlife - Stay active, Stay Healthy
Now that you have extra time why not take advantage of all that Doylestown Borough has to offer? Festivals, music, nightlife, excellent restaurants as well as museums, parks and the County Theater mean that your calendar may be so full you will have to vacation from your Borough life to catch your breath!
4. Diverse Architecture - Many Styles, Many Choices
Doylestown Borough is famous for the beautiful examples of classic architecture of many different periods. But did you know that Doylestown also has contemporary apartments, elegant town homes and more? Your local Realtor can help you decide. Downsizing is not easy but it can be a time to sort out what is most important. Let Addison Wolfe provide you the best quality service to ease you through the process.
5. Doylestown Hospital -Local Hospital with the Highest Health Performance
Doylestown Hospital has been named one of the top 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs by Becker's Hospital Review. According to Becker's, the hospitals on the list "are national leaders when it comes to multiple aspects of cardiovascular care. It's not just the Heart program. US News and World Report rated Doylestown Hospital the highest rating possible in 6 procedures or conditions.