(Three-tier color code: 1-50 Green, 51-208 Black, 209+ Red)
Plethora of health-care services
The metro has a large pool of nurses, doctors, physical therapists, and
Many young professionals reside here, providing a steady flow of resources
to fund senior services.
Excels in transportation
It has one of the highest rates of annual ridership on public transportation.
College enrollment is high.
Tough economy for seniors
Income growth has been slow for the five-year period.
Overall employment growth is slow, and the percentage of seniors
employed is relatively small.
Small-business growth has stalled in the past five years.
The metro has many fast-food outlets and high soda consumption.
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is one of the best in the nation and offers a raft of cultural and educational opportunities for residents. But living arrangements are expensive, and the economic environment makes it less than ideal for seniors in the market for a second career.
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