The AARP's "Livability for All: The 2016 AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey" report recently found that 80% or more of all respondents considered it important to remain in their own home as they age. The results varied across the different markets surveyed, but overall, Boomers preferred the idea of aging in place.
Boomers living in Houston, Texas; Lansing, Mich.; and Tallahassee, Fla.; are most adamant about aging-in-place, with the highest share of respondents (87%) preferring the option than any other market. When asked if they would be "unlikely to move to a different home in the same community," or "unlikely to move to a different home in a different community," the share of respondents that are completely adverse to the idea varies greatly, even within one state.
When asked what they would look for in a new home if they were to move, 51% of respondents said that they would move if the new home would, "maximize their ability to live independently as they age." Public transportation and advanced health facilities ranked as the least influential factors in a potential new home.
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