The American Association of Retired Persons has listed the city on its 2011 top ten places to retire list. Criteria for the designation includes affordable housing, low cost of living, tax rates, recreation, climate and arts and culture. Interim Director for AARP Indiana, Paul Chase said Columbus made the list because it‘s an hour from Indianapolis and also close to Bloomington.
“We‘re very glad to see that it is right in our backyard here in Indiana and it‘s a great city and we certainly encourage people to come check it out because it is one of those gems among gems in our state.”
Chase said Columbus has world renown innovative architecture, access to trails and gardens, recreation and shopping and also quaint neighborhoods.