Still, some cities are better than others for older singles, especially those who are seeking some place to retire.We plied the country to find 10 great cities in which to retire for older singles, focusing primarily on places with convivial locals, a solid percentage of AARP-age residents and, of course, a lot of things to do — either solo or with a date.
The smaller places range from 17th-century villages (Plymouth) to some of the oldest suburbs in America (Brookline and Braintree).
Many area towns were built in the 18th century and most feature central squares surrounded by small businesses and residential neighborhoods.
For older singles, the inclusiveness is evident in the corner pubs, the walkable streets of Federal Hill, Charles Village and Fells Point, and the lively Cross Street Market.
Baltimore is a city of natives, a place with a sense of community that spans generations.
The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard is one of the finest in the world.