Wilmington featured in ‘Where to Retire’ magazine


HOUSTON, TX (NEWS RELEASE) -– The greater Wilmington, NC, area has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the November/December issue, available nationwide on Oct. 15, 2013.

Where to Retire Managing Editor Annette Fuller said the Wilmington area possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Full of history and genteel Southern charm, this riverfront city offers a lifestyle that is both sophisticated and laid-back. Colorful azalea bushes and magnolia trees beautify the town, known to some as ‘Wilmywood’ due to the presence of local film studios that have been reeling out movies and TV shows for 30 years. Festivals are held downtown, which also is home to several museums and a performing arts center. Three nearby beaches — Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure — offer a tranquil escape from the city,” Fuller said.

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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 magazine, launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire, is 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. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18 (a 39 percent savings from the newsstand price). For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com. All material in the magazine is protected by copyright law, and reproduction of content requires the permission of the magazine.