HOUSTON – St. George 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 2012 issue will be available nationwide on Aug. 14.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said St. George 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 and mountain/desert retreats, such as St. George. 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,” 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’s list of 15 Low-Cost Towns: Biloxi, Miss.; Fairhope, Ala.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Savannah, Ga; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Greenville, S.C.; Hot Springs, Ark.; Paducah, Ky.; Roanoke, Va.; Boise, Idaho; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Green Valley, Ariz.; St. George, Utah, and Spokane, Wash.