Considered a "Low-Cost Haven"
HOUSTON, Texas — Natchez 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. The city is profiled in the March/April issue, available nationwide on Feb. 19, 2013.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Natchez possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “On the Mississippi River, Natchez offers a slice of living history with more than 500 antebellum homes. Drawn to the area by low taxes, mild winters and a heap of Southern hospitality, retirees keep busy with an abundance of volunteer opportunities and a full calendar of cultural offerings,” 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.
Where to Retire magazine, launched in 1992 with the goal 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. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18 (a 39 percent savings from the newsstand price). The magazine is also sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.