Why Chicago is a Great Place to Retire

Chicago was named the 87th best place to retire in the U.S., according to the 2021-2022 Best Places to Retire rankings by the U.S. News and World Report.

U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the U.S. to find the best places to retire, based on factors including happiness, housing affordability, health care quality, retiree taxes, desirability, and job market ratings in order to determine the ranking.

There’s so much to do in Chicago

Chicago has so much to offer, no matter your age. With 77 official community areas each with its own unique personality, you are sure to find a neighborhood right for you. The city is rich with history and diverse culture, there’s museums, parks, beaches and more.

And the city makes it easy to get around, even if you don’t have a vehicle or if you can no longer drive. The Chicago Transit Authority train and bus services can get you from here to there and the system is quite easy to navigate.

Chicago is Centrally Located

No matter where your family is in the U.S., Chicago is right in the center of the country. And O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest and most accessible airports on the world, making it an easy place for friends and family to visit.

Chicago’s Climate is the Best of Both Worlds

For many retirees, moving to the south can sometimes be too hot, especially in the summertime. But Chicago has all four seasons. The winters can be tough, but the other three seasons are so wonderful, it makes the winter worth it. And if you choose to retire in a retirement community like ours, you don’t have to worry about any winter maintenance. Live maintenance free and enjoy your retirement.

Access to Healthcare

Chicago is home to some nationally renowned hospitals with incredible doctors. No matter what neighborhood you live in, there is a neighborhood hospital nearby. This is especially important to seniors as they get older. With healthcare so accessible, it makes Chicago an even more desirable place to live. Here at Thorek Retirement Home, we are lucky to be located next door to Thorek Memorial Hospital Andersonville, offering our residents a safety net of round-the-clock medical care when necessary.

We would love to show you around our community. Call us today to schedule a tour: (773) 989-1501.