Sarasota Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

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SARASOTA - Sarasota has been selected by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, as a top retirement destination.

Sarasota is profiled as one of eight “Dynamic Locales For Walkable Living” in the May/June issue, available nationwide on April 16, 2013.

Where to Retire Editor Mary Lu Abbott said Sarasota possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “More people than ever are making retirement relocation decisions based on how often they can ditch the car and go places by foot. Many towns, including Sarasota, have neighborhoods where walking is not only a health benefit, but a way to connect with neighbors and nature and lessen the strain on your wallet and the environment,” Abbott 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.