Houston, TX (Feb. 7, 2017) – Lawrence, KS, has been selected 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 2017 issue, available nationwide on Feb. 14.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Lawrence possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “It’s the home of basketball inventor James Naismith, and the Jayhawks at the University of Kansas live up to that tradition in many NCAA tournaments. But roundball fans soon learn that sunny skies and pleasant downtown strolls abound here. The award-wining public library is a major community gathering place, and the university brings cultural bonanzas such as Pulitzer-Prize winning speakers, NPR show tapings and inspiring classical music concerts,” Fuller said.
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, now celebrating the 25th year 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 49 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. Print and electronic reprints of an article may be purchased through Dave Hart, DHart@WhereToRetire.com.