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If you’re already a New York resident you know how socially and geographically diverse the state is. If you’re thinking of retiring to The Empire State there are many sections of the state to think about: sophisticated, fast-paced New York City (NYC), working-class Buffalo along Lake Erie in the west, the laid-back Adirondack Mountains region to the north. This process could be overwhelming. That’s why Senior Living was created—to help you in your search for senior living communities by providing an unbiased information source for the 2201 assisted living options in New York.
The three largest cities in New York are NYC, Buffalo, and Rochester. New York is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. The main reason: taxes. The state and local tax burden is 11.7%, 2nd highest in the country. Add to that a high housing cost and you get the 8th highest cost of living in the country. Housing costs will vary quite dramatically from one area of the state to the next. Obviously, NYC has some of the highest in the world. But if you go upstate, these costs come down significantly to be more in line with the rest of the country. For example, the median home or condo value in Syracuse is $82,000; New York State is $318,000; NYC is $543,000. The overall cost of living in NYC is double that of Syracuse. Social Security, military retirement, VA benefits, and New York government pensions are not taxed. There is no inheritance tax.
New York’s crime rate is 35% lower than the national average with property crimes accounting for 83% of that rate and violent crimes contributing 11% which is 13% lower than all other states.
It’s no secret that New York, particularly upstate, can have some pretty harsh winters with plenty of snow and freezing temperatures. This can make those months particularly treacherous for driving and just going out to the mailbox. Albany, for example, experiences its coldest months (Dec-Feb) with averages in the 20s. And it’s not uncommon to wake up to temperatures below 0 degrees. To counter this, summers in the upstate area are pleasant, though sometimes humid, with averages in the low 80s. NYC and the surrounding area are slightly warmer in the winter and hotter in the summer. Fall is perhaps the most beautiful season in New York especially in the Adirondack Mountains region with its deciduous trees bursting with vibrant colors. Other hot areas for active seniors include Long Island senior living, Yonkers and North Hempstead.
Every corner of New York offers much for the active senior whether you’re into walking the links or pulling the one-armed bandits. With almost 1000 courses to choose from, New York takes its golf pretty seriously. Near Syracuse, the Turning Stone Casino Resort operated by the Oneida Indian Nation is one of the largest tourist attractions in the state. In the Adirondacks, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino operates 24-hours a day. Buffalo has the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Horse racing tracks are found throughout the state including the famed Belmont Park and Saratoga Springs. It would take you months to fully explore all that NYC has to offer from the tiny ethnic eateries to the shopping in SoHo. Each of the five boroughs has something special to offer the inquisitive. Manhattan has Central Park, Little Italy, and Wall Street to name a few; the Bronx has the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium; Brooklyn has Coney Island; Queens has the Aqueduct Racetrack, the Mets and the U.S. Open; Staten Island has Ellis Island, the Staten Island Botanical Garden and the FDR Boardwalk. And if you’re looking to continue your life education, the State University of New York (SUNY) public university has 64 campuses across the state serving 465,000 students.
New York has much to offer to the senior thinking about retiring in the state. Senior Living will make this process a little bit easier. First, look at list of New York cities to see if your city is there. If not, you can search for communities in a particular area by entering your address or zip code in the box above. And finally, fill out our simple information form and someone from Senior Living will be touch. We make finding New York senior living communities easy.