Why you may want to retire to a college town

July 30, 2019 | MarketWatch

When you pictured your ideal retirement, did it include frat parties and homework? Probably not, but if you’re looking for more out of your retirement than moving to a warm-weather destination and filling time with rounds of golf, you may want to consider a new option for settling down: college towns.

Some may think the last thing they want to do in retirement is deal with noisy students, but making the move to a college town, or a university-based retirement community (UBRC), is becoming a much more popular option for retirees, and for good reason. From access to education and health care to social activities and cultural events, UBRCs can be a great alternative to traditional retirement communities for those who need a more stimulating retirement experience.

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