“Where to Retire” Features Sussex County in Top Ten “Four Season” Retirement Spots

by Dave on June 2, 2010

From Where to Retire Magazine:

In its July/August 2010 issue, Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine geared to helping people with retirement relocation decisions, features 10 terrific four-season places with super deals. The article is the fourth installment in the magazine’s yearlong series called “Ready for the Rebound,” spotlighting destinations that are great for retirees and offer unusually good buys in housing. Now, as a special feature in each issue, “Ready for the Rebound: Hot Spots for Retirement Real Estate Discounts” provides insight into current bargains in places chosen by the editors from extensive research into home prices over the past decade.

Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said “Ready for the Rebound” sheds light on the unique opportunities for baby boomers and retirees to snap up dream retirement real estate at discounts, with the current market’s record low housing prices, low interest rates and high inventory. The July/August installment gives readers a wide range of places at sale prices today. “Four-season destinations have gained in popularity for retirement,” Abbott said. “Retirees who’ve relocated to sunny climes that are warm year-round often find they miss the change of seasons. They seek a new locale where they can savor the beauty of winter, spring, summer and fall, frequently in an area with a moderate climate. And today they will find many options with great opportunities to get a dream retirement home at a big savings. We chose 10 cities across the country.” The locales featured in this issue are Portland, ME; Sussex County, DE; Asheville, NC; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC; Greeley, CO; Reno, NV; Boise, ID; Spokane, WA; and Kalispell, MT. The July/August issue mailed to subscribers nationwide on June 1, 2010.

“Portland, ME, has a vibrant city scene combined with the beautiful coast and opportunities for sailing in the summer, hiking in the fall and skiing in the winter. In southern Delaware, Sussex County attracts beach lovers and golfers, providing an added bonus of low property taxes and no state sales tax. Surrounded by mountains, Asheville, NC, has abundant recreation and a popular program of classes and activities for retirees at the UNC Center for Creative Retirement. A dynamic riverfront is the gathering place in Chattanooga, TN, which mixes city amenities with mountains and lakes for outdoor fun and long has been an economical choice for retirement. In the foothills of the Blue Ridge, Greenville, SC, is an affordable, tax-friendly city and a well-located cultural hub with a lively downtown. Convenient to Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley, CO, is a college town with an active arts and music scene and offers lower housing prices than common in some other areas of the state. Retirees find plenty of action in Reno, NV, from casinos to golfing, hiking, fishing and skiing. With Nevada’s dramatic price drops in real estate, the city has exceptionally good buys. Starting with a river and greenbelt running through downtown, Boise, ID, beckons everyone outdoors, and it also serves them well as the cultural, educational and medical hub of the region. One of the most affordable destinations in the Northwest, Spokane, WA, is a sophisticated city that’s also convenient to mountains, forests and national parks. In the Rocky Mountains, Kalispell, MT, blends an Old West look with a lively arts scene, offering a bounty of summer and winter sports and spectacular scenery near Glacier National Park,” Abbott said.

Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than retirees 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. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18.00 (a 39% savings from the newsstand price). The magazine is also sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble and Borders 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.

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