Retirement towns promote party-time when you think about it. Retirement’s all about celebration. You’ve lived life and worked hard, and now it’s time to tear it up on the dance floor, per se — or at least in this case, the Kentucky Derby.
Why the Kentucky Derby? Louisville, Kentucky, Is Where All Retirees Seem to Want to Go
And for good reason.
Aside from the fact that there’s no state social security tax and a partial pension tax — a great benefit to retirees — attraction and entertainment is the name of the game for this good ol’ town filled with great homes to buy and settle down in.
For starters, there’s a staggering 18 parks available in Louisville, making for ample options for retirees in strolling during a nice warm summer afternoon or evening. All parks were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same designer of New York’s Central Park.
You just might be in line for a trip to the Louisville Slugger Museum if you happen to be a lover of baseball in your own retirement pastime with the American pastime of peanuts, cracker jacks, gloves and Big League Chew. Here’s where the real entertainment crosses the finish line — with the Kentucky Derby. Yes, Louisville is home to the iconic race of old at Churchill Downs racetrack, and you better believe that many call it a thrilling day there in fellowship watching the horses pound the dirt.
Retirement Should Indeed Be Fun
What couldn’t be more fun than that? That’s why the town’s such a big draw for retirees. Keep that in mind. Because there’s only so much you can do stuck in the house as you’re relaxing watching the Kentucky Derby on the television. Try getting to see it in real-time, in person, with your friends. That’s the best kind of retirement — living the life in Louisville.