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Posted on: November 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Money Magazine Names Bloomfield, NJ Best Place in America for Sports Fans to Retire Right Now

Best Place to Retire for Sports Fans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Money Magazine recently published it’s “8 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. Right Now” and named Bloomfield the Best place for Sports Fans to retire in. A number of factors went into their methodology, including the economic health, cost of living, health care, crime, diversity, and quality of living. Researchers explored the neighborhoods of considered areas, and intangible factors, which Bloomfield residents know this town has in abundance. 

The Money article cited Bloomfield’s parks and recreation facilities, proximity to major media markets, and the 14 Major league sports teams within 30 miles. 

“Having grown up in Bloomfield I know that our town has always been a great place to live, and is only becoming more desirable to people of all demographics,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Our Downtown redevelopment has introduced more great businesses and improved transportation to residents. Since restructuring our Police Department three years ago, we have seen a consistent decrease in all major crimes. And, of course, our dedicated Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation staffs work year round to keep our parks and recreation facilities top notch. All of these are clear reasons why our community would be appealing to people of all ages, but especially active seniors.”

“Bloomfield has had unprecedented redevelopment in all parts of the Township. We have eight development projects at various stages currently in discussions. It’s well know that real estate is being bought and sold quickly. Sellers are getting excellent prices while the town remains an affordable community,” said Councilwoman Wartyna Davis. “We have so many amenities desired by buyers. Our recreation and cultural affairs department is expanding and providing wonderful opportunities and events. Our community is engaged and this engagement has steadily increased over the past few years. And also important to buyers, Moody’s improved Bloomfield’s bond rating last year—a sure sign of financial stability and financial management.”

Strong housing market, new housing, a variety of recreational options, ease of access to transit, strong financial management all add up to make Bloomfield noticeable to national publications such as Money Magazine. The other categories for this article were: Best for Belt Tighteners; Best for Water Loves; Best for Cultural Offerings; Best for Outdoor Enthusiasts; Best for Golfers; Best for Encore Workers; and Best for Lifelong Learners. See the full article here.


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