Murray Featured in Where to Retire Magazine
HOUSTON, TX - Murray, KY, 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 and will be profiled in the feature story "Laid-Back Lakeside Living." The July/August 2012 issue will be available nationwide on June 19.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Murray possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. "Lakeside communities, such as Murray, offer retirees a laid-back lifestyle away from big-city hassles and with all the recreational perks of water access. While our eight featured towns share many similarities, including proximity to health-care services, shopping and entertainment, they vary greatly in climate and setting
— from the mountains to the desert. Another bonus: For the water-oriented, retiring around an inland lake is often less costly than a place on the coast," 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.
Laid-Back Lakesie Living Towns: Traverse City, MI; Lake of the Ozarks, MO; Murray, KY; Gainesville, GA; Granbury, TX; Sandpoint, ID; Lake Tahoe, CA/NV; Lake Havasu, AZ.