New Orleans is often referred to as the most unique city in the United States. Though other cities also have a large Cajun and Creole influence, no one can deny that New
Orleans personifies this culture. Many seniors are looking for places to retire and spend their golden years in a place that combines great health care, a fun and interesting environment, that won’t break the bank. New Orleans fulfills many of these ideals, and “The Big Easy” makes finding all the senior care providers and services easy. No matter what your needs are, it is easy to find providers of say, Medical Alert Systems, Senior Centers, or Veteran Services here. New Orleans also has some of the best medical centers and hospitals in the region, and Tulane Medical Center, LSU Medical Center, and St. Charles Surgical Hospital offer some of the most state-of-the-art institutes possible.
Besides being able to handle any curve ball thrown at you in life, New Orleans will make sure you enjoy your golden years seeing a culture that is like none other. From the architecture, to the cuisine, the river and harbor, to Mardi Gras, there is not another city like New Orleans in perhaps the whole world. You could spend days just looking at the magnificent architecture, like St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Longue Vue House and Gardens, and Old Ursuline Convent. The National WWII Museum, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and Blaire Kern’s Mardi Gras World make for some very interesting history and art exhibits. Mardi Gras is something that is better seen, and not tried to be explained. And the food is some of the best not only for Cajun, but also in the country. Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, Brennan’s, and Commander’s Palace are second to none and people travel the world to eat at these restaurants. You do not have to eat expensive here though, and many of the local mom and pop shops will be just as good such as Bevi Seafood Company and Parkway Bakery and Tavern which has been around for over 100 years.
New Orleans, for all the great attractions they have, is still cheaper than the average city in America to live in. Houses there cost on average 10% less than the rest of the nation. Health Care is more expensive, but when rounded out with the other costs, it is cheaper to live there than the average U.S. household. Finally, the weather makes this a great destination for retirees trying to soak up the sun. With only 120 days or precipitation, that leaves 240 days for sun and fun. With the weather staying between 60 and 80 most of the year, it is perfect to get out and see the city and its attractions. It does get warm in the summer, but you can always cool off indoors or at the beach. New Orleans is perfect for many seniors that do not wish to retire and stay home all day. There is a reason it is referred to as the most unique city in America, and there is really only one way to know the truth. Check it out yourself!