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Book Rates Williamsburg as Top Retirement Destination

September 11, 2013

From the Virginia Gazette – 2:26 PM EDT, September 11, 2013

BookWilliamsburg is rated as among the top 100 places to retire in a new book.

From Where to Retire magazine has a produced a guide to the country’s top cities for retirement. The fifth edition “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire,included locations from small, undiscovered havens to large urban centers.

“We believe that retirement locale scouting is fun,” said Annette Fuller, managing editor of Where to Retire and co-editor of the book. “This volume helps the process with its well-researched profiles of 100 cities that retirees love. Where to Retire magazine has been dedicated solely to discovering these destinations since 1992, so the knowledge in the pages is deep and wide. It takes you on a coast-to-coast trip like no other book can do.”

The book includes locales that have all been featured destinations in Where to Retire magazine. Each city profile, written by an experienced author who is familiar with the area, combines local knowledge, extensive research and in-depth interviews with retirees who have already made the move. A quick facts data box within each profile sums up information on taxes, climate, walkability, housing and health care.

The 100 cities are all distinct, said Fuller, yet they have many qualities in common that active baby boomers and retirees enjoy: vibrant downtowns, ongoing education classes, volunteer or part-time work opportunities, walkable neighborhoods, excellent health care, non-extreme weather and advantageous tax situations.

Copyright © 2013, Virginia Gazette

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