The United States population is aging quickly and dramatically. As this demographic shift occurs, we face an important question:
Are our communities livable for Americans of all ages?
To help answer this question, AARP developed the Livability Index, a ground-breaking tool—now in its third year—that uses more than 50 national data sources and 60 indicators spread across seven categories to jump-start community conversations about livability and encourage action by consumers and policymakers alike.
It turns out that many of the characteristics that make a community “livable” are the same across all ages: safety and security, affordable and appropriate housing and transportation, and the ability to live near family and friends who can be relied upon.
Scroll down to learn how the most livable communities across the U.S. are meeting the current and future needs of people of all ages.