Port Townsend Featured in Where to Retire Magazine
Houston, TX (June 16, 2017) – Port Townsend, WA, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Port Townsend is profiled in a feature titled “8 Balmy Beach Locales” in the July/August 2017 issue, on newsstands now.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said many relocating retirees choose a destination near the water’s edge. “A 2016 analysis at Michigan State University showed that looking at blue spaces or bodies of water promotes relaxation, so there really is a scientific basis for why retirees might find the ocean comforting. Our eight locales, including Port Townsend, offer that good- for-you seaside retirement where coastal possibilities vary from historic small-town seaports to midsize cities near the ocean to major sun-and-surf destinations,” Fuller 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, now celebrating 25 years in print, is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and recently released its tenth biennial list naming the 50 Best master-planned communities in the U.S. It has a national circulation of 200,000 and is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription is $18. All material in the magazine is protected by copyright law, and reproduction of content requires the permission of the magazine. Print and electronic reprints of an article may be purchased through Dave Hart. Request free information from our advertisers here.
8 Balmy Beach Locales: Bay St. Louis, MS; Bradenton, FL; Charleston, SC; Galveston, TX; Nipomo, CA; Port Townsend, WA; Venice, FL; and Wilmington, NC.
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