Media named one of the best places in the U.S. to retire

By Kelly Leighton | Apr. 1, 2019 | 3 min. read

Media was just named one of the top 10 best places in the country to retire.

According to a recent report from SmartAsset, Media is the sixth best place in the U.S. to head for retirement thanks to higher-than-average number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers. However, only, 16.9 percent of the town’s population are seniors, 1 percent lower than the national average.

“Retirement should be the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor, right? Well, you won’t break the bank by living in Media,” said Mike Reyman, a Realtor® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors®. “You can find something to fit your budget.”

Reyman said there are a wide variety of homes available in Media, whether one prefers a charming and cozy house built more than a century ago, a modern and updated home or a home somewhere in between.

“Don’t forget the three most important rules of real estate: location, location, location. The proximity of Media to a major metropolitan city that is so rich in American history like Philadelphia or the beautiful beaches of New Jersey and Delaware is extraordinary,” he said. “If you travel often, having an international airport nearby is a blessing. A 20-minute drive to an airport that never seems as crowded as some of the other airports around the tri-state region is a well-kept secret. Also, the access to multiple modes of transportation, like the SEPTA regional rail, trolley and bus, and a quick drive to Interstate 95 allows you to get away with ease.”

Beyond ample housing options and ease of transportation, Reyman said the town itself is something special. “The people are welcoming and friendly. The community of Media is a fun-loving and inclusive multi-generational community. No matter what age, Media has something for everyone. From Easter egg hunts for the grandkids, dining under the stars every Wednesday night in the spring and summer, hiking through Ridley Creek State Park, enjoying the summer music festival in Rose Tree Park, taking in a show at the Media Community Theatre or the antique car shows down State Street, there always seems to be something going on locally,” added Reyman.

Reyman hasn’t always resided in Media, after living in cities across the country, the family is enjoying what Media has to offer. “Whether it’s found locally, like farmers markets, craft festivals, historical events, etc. or in a ‘big city’ like Philadelphia, you can step out and into fantastic dining, entertainment, music, sporting events, nature and so much more. Your calendar can be quickly filled if you really choose it to be. I would recommend a visit with someone who knows Media. You will be amazed at what is right here. Come see the diversity and sense of community that thrives in Media. People love living here. It’s not called ‘everybody’s hometown’ for nothing,” he added.

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