Chattanooga, has been selected by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, as a top retirement destination and will be profiled in the feature story “15 Low-Cost Towns.” The September/October issue will be available nationwide on Aug. 14.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Chattanooga possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “With below-average living costs, affordable homes and low taxes, these 15 towns let your retirement dollars go further. Our collection includes coastal gems, four-season locales, such as Chattanooga, and mountain/desert retreats. Each destination packs plenty of appeal and will keep retirees busy with a wealth of outdoor adventures, a rich history to explore, modern-day cultural events and educational amenities,” Ms. Abbott said.
Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate. They bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.
Where to Retire magazine, launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire, is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Published six times a year, the magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and has a national circulation of 200,000. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18 (a 39% savings from the newsstand price). The magazine is also sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. For a magazine subscription, please visit www.wheretoretire.com or send a check or money order to: Vacation Publications, Attn: Where to Retire, 5851 San Felipe Street, Suite 500, Houston, Tx. 77057, phone orders: 713 974-6903.
15 Low-Cost Towns: Biloxi, MS; Fairhope, AL; Palm Coast, FL; Savannah, GA; Myrtle Beach, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC; Hot Springs, AR; Paducah, KY; Roanoke, VA; Boise, ID; Colorado Springs, CO; Green Valley, AZ; St. George, UT; Spokane, WA.