Retirement issues and options are extensive in New York State, the country's second most populous after California. Like other northern states you may face challenges with the climate, but New York offers prospective retirees some unmatched cultural amenities such as New York City's Broadway, the theatrical capital of the world. Albany is the capital of New York State, it's a modest sized urban area with an extensive governmental sector to serve the huge population of New York City.
New York City remains a global capital of commerce. US publishing and advertising industries are often based in New York and here you will find Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Where the rural areas of New York offer can offer the retiree wilderness and solitude, New York City is a cultural capital of the state, a global center of artistic, literary, theatrical, musical, and culinary scenes.
New York City has
extensive museums, galleries, performance venues, restaurants,
With some 20 million people in the New York City Metropolitan Area it is one of the busiest and densely populated areas in the world, so retirement here offers both the challenges and benefits of a major urban center.
In the north is the 6.1 million acre Adirondack Park, the largest US park outside Alaska. In the west you will find spectacular Niagara Falls, an attraction that has lured visitors to New York for over two centuries. The Catskill Mountains feature lodges and a relaxed, upscale resort atmosphere. The Finger Lakes region is home to New York's wine country. Cooperstown has the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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