Lynchburg featured in Where to Retire magazine

Where to Retire cover layout for "7 Low-Cost Cities" (Where to Retire magazine)

HOUSTON, Tx. (WSET) - The Hill City is getting some recognition in a famous magazine. Lynchburg has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire.

The city is profiled in a feature titled "7 Low-Cost Cities" in the November/December 2016 issue. That issue is available starting Tuesday.

“Many places across the country have qualities and amenities that appeal to retirees, but cost of living often is a primary factor in the relocation decision. Our seven cities, including Lynchburg, keep retirees busy with cultural events, varied shopping and dining experiences, and outdoor adventure, without a heavy cost-of-living burden,” said editor Annette Fuller.

Officials say 700,000 Americans relocate to retire. They say retirees that relocated are generally healthier, better educated, and more affluent than those who choose not to move.

According to officials, the retirees bring significant economic benefits to their new hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.

Where to Retire launched in 1991 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire. The magazine is published six times a year.

It covers best retirement regions, towns, and master-planned communities. The magazine has 200,000 subscribers, and is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

The other cities profiled in the article are Bullhead City, Arizona, Cleveland Tennessee, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Laramie, Wyoming, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Palm Coast, Florida.

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