The City of Lynchburg has been featured as 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 March/April 2020 issue, available nationwide now.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Lynchburg possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg and its four universities draw all ages with sports, culture and entertainment,” Fuller said. “One retiree praised the friendly town, saying, ‘There’s a slower pace of life and people are nice here.” Yet it’s not a boring spot to be, thanks to a revitalized downtown, festival lineup and abundance of state parks and outdoor opportunities.”
Retirement Relocation Trends
According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns in retirement each year. Generally, these relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate, and they bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns.
Florida continues to reign as the No. 1 destination for retirement relocation, followed by Arizona, South Carolina and North Carolina. The most popular region is the Southeast, claiming eight of the 17 states showing increases in total net retiree migration. This research and the latest census data is detailed in Where to Retire’s four-part series on retirement relocation.
About Where to Retire
As the authority on retirement relocation since 1992, Where to Retire has covered hundreds of the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities. The magazine is published six times a year and has a national circulation of 200,000. The July/August issue also includes the magazine’s most popular feature story — the 11th edition of the “50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.” (View a complete list of the 50 Best online.) Where to Retire editors recently released the sixth edition of the book “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.”