10/5/2011 - Asheville featured in "Where to Retire" magazine
EVERYONE IS WELCOME IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA!!
Houston, TX (October 4, 2011) - Asheville, NC, has been selected by Where to Retire, a magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, as a top retirement town and will be profiled in the November/December issue, available nationwide on Oct. 18.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Asheville possesses qualities important to today's retirees. "Boomers are attracted to Asheville for many reasons -- the laid-back atmosphere with an artsy vibe, eclectic mix of people, abundance of outdoor activities and opportunities for continuing education. All these perks are magnified when placed at the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge," 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 was launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire. 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.