Why is it an ideal place to retire? Because living in this big city is not only an experience, but a lifestyle unmatched by any other places in the US.
As a music lover, you have an incredible array of places available in which you can enjoy and participate in live events, concerts, plays, and musicals which are all located in New York's Theater District. Moreover, you are in the heart of the city's Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and Lincoln Center where you can attend operas, musical concerts, ballet, and performances unlike any you have experienced elsewhere.
In addition, you have a variety of museums where you can spend hours looking at famous paintings by such artists as Van Gogh, DaVinci, Matese, and Renoir. You can experience the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art or other equally prestigious galleries located in the heart of the city. In fact, if you love sculpture you can take a bus or a train to the famous Noguchi Museum located in Long Island City.
Along with the art museums and the theater district, there are hotels and lounges with live entertainment nightly. Every week, the Westbury Music Fair hosts such celebrities as Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, or your favorite group from the 50s and 60s, including Peter, Paul, and Mary.