Natchitoches, LA, has been named one of eight top places to retire in Where to Retire magazine’s January/February 2011 issue.
The cities featured are taken from the new edition of “America’s Best Low-Tax Retirement Towns,” available from Where to Retire, and along with Natchitoches, include Clemson, SC; Cape May, NJ; Woodstock, VT; Eufaula, AL; Sierra Vista, AZ; Grants Pass, OR; and Oak Harbor, WA.
Where to Retire is the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Mailed to subscribers nationwide on Nov. 30, the January/February profiles eight cities with below-average tax burdens on retirees aged 65 years and older.
Mary Lu Abbott , editor of Where to Retire editor said retirees should consider the total tax impact of any given city as well as other factors, such as the cost of living, recreational opportunities, climate and health care, before making a move.
“Retirees in historic Natchitoches, LA, enjoy festivals, Cajun cuisine, waterfront living and the Cane River Creole National Park, which encompasses two plantations,” Abbot 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.
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.