I live in a house in a rural area, I moved here when I retired, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, just make sure where ever it is, it’s close to a good hospital and plenty of doctors are in the area. the only problem with a house is mowing the lawns and normal maintenance gets harder as you get older
If you have family, than it’s always nice to be close to them as well
I have friends who live in an apartment for over 55s and they are very happy there.
A shanty in the country is better than a palace in a urban ghetto.
apartment is easier to clean
I think it depends on if your are physically able to maintain the yard of a house and enjoy it, If not an Apartment is better.
I sold my home &: moved into an over 55 rental apartment.
I absolutely love it &: everything about it,
Neighbors are wonderful, never pesty but if you need someone , you’re never really alone.
I made this move 5 yrs. ago , greatest choice !
apartment because there are fewer repairs if you don’t have a roof and the building is shared, plus no stairs to be a problem sooner or later. on the downside you have to always pay management fees for communal parts upkeep.
I like a house. There’s always work that needs to be done on a house, so it tends to keep you in some semblance of physical fitness.
I moved from a house to an apartment. The apartment is better because I don’t have to worry about finding people to fix leaky faucets, mow the lawn and shovel the snow, etc. etc, and etc on and on. I realize the cost of such services are tucked away in my rent payments, but I don’t have the hassle.
a house of your own is better.
For a senior I suggest a townhouse or a house in a 55+ community that will handle ourside maintenance.