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West Chester lauded as a great place to retire

April 5, 2011

Where to Retire MagazineHOUSTON, TX - Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected West Chester, PA, to profile as a top retirement destination in the feature story "Eight Super Suburbs" in the May/June issue, which is on sale nationwide on April 19, 2011. Each showcased town has its own appeal and the added benefit of urban perks nearby.

Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said West Chester possesses many qualities important to today's retirees.

"West Chester, with its quaint historic downtown and Greek Revival architecture, has more than 60 boutiques and restaurants as well as a university that offers continuing-education opportunities and cultural and sporting events," Abbott said. "Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, DC, are all within easy reach and provide an abundance of big-city entertainment."

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.

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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. The magazine is also sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores. See more information at



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