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Letter: Retirees and empty-nesters also can appreciate in-town living
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City life is not just for professionals and millennials. Anyone can appreciate the ease of accessibility that in-town living offers. Within walking distance of the square in Gainesville is the Arts Council, the public library, the post office, several churches, a university and miles of walking trails as well as shops and restaurants.

Boomers, empty nesters and retirees want a smaller place, for the obvious reason that there are fewer people living in the house. They’re tired of cutting the grass and fixing the roof. They want a place that’s more convenient and easier to take care of.

As a retiree, I look forward to the completion of the condos and apartments described in Sunday’s editorial, “A high rise endeavor.” And so to answer your question: I will.

Jill Momper
Gainesville

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