Houston, TX (Dec. 4, 2018) – Nevada City/Grass Valley, CA, has been selected as a top retirement destination in the sixth edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire,” a comprehensive guidebook of the country’s most appealing retirement towns. The book, edited and published by the experts at Where to Retire, is available online at WhereToRetire.com and Amazon.
Editors and staff spent 11 months researching more than 800 cities. The final selection represents 35 states. Each city profile combines extensive research, local knowledge and in-depth interviews with retirees who made the move (670 retirees, to be exact!).
“This book allows readers to tap into the wisdom of hundreds of relocated retirees, including those who moved to Nevada City/Grass Valley, one of our 10 best mountain towns,” said Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller. “This volume will get you dreaming of your retirement and where you might land. But the stories also bring you past wistful dreams and into the realm of real research, including information on weather, taxes, downtown attractions and even the caveats of each city.”
The chosen cities vary in size, climate, amenities and lifestyle, and each falls into one of 10 categories that focuses on the city’s defining feature, such as beaches, mountains, low costs, four seasons and appealing downtowns.
“This is by far our most popular book, which compiles and updates profiles from our magazine,” Fuller said. “It will be your most helpful asset in planning your own post-retirement departure and arrival.”
The authority on retirement relocation since 1992, Where to Retire is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities. It has a national circulation of 200,000 and is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription is $18.
100 Best Places To Retire – 6th Edition
Alabama: Auburn, Florence/Muscle Shoals, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Mobile
Arizona: Greater Phoenix, Prescott, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Verde Valley
Arkansas: Northwestern Arkansas
California: Nevada City/Grass Valley
Colorado: Boulder, Greater Denver, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction
Delaware: Southern Delaware
Florida: Amelia Island, Boynton Beach, Cape Coral, Dade City, Destin, Dunedin, Jacksonville, Leesburg, Melbourne, Naples, Northern Palm Beach County, Ocala, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Punta Gorda, St. Augustine, Sarasota, Winter Haven
Georgia: Brunswick/Golden Isles, Gainesville, Savannah
Idaho: Boise, Pocatello, Sandpoint
Kentucky: Lexington, Louisville
Louisiana: Baton Rouge, St. Tammany Parish
Maryland: Annapolis, Frederick
Massachusetts: Cape Cod
Michigan: Traverse City
Mississippi: Gulfport/Biloxi, Tupelo, Vicksburg
Missouri: Branson, Springfield
Nevada: Carson City, Henderson
New Jersey: Cape May
New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos
North Carolina: Boone/Blowing Rock, Charlotte, Durham, Hendersonville, New Bern, Sylva, Wilmington, Winston-Salem
Oregon: Portland, Redmond, Southwestern Oregon
Pennsylvania: State College
South Carolina: Aiken, Beaufort, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach
South Dakota: Black Hills
Tennessee: Cookeville, Gatlinburg, Knoxville
Texas: Kerrville, Tyler, Waco
Utah: Ogden, St. George
Virginia: Blacksburg, Richmond, Virginia College Trio
Washington: Edmonds, Walla Walla, Yakima
Wisconsin: Door County
Wyoming: Jackson Hole, Sheridan
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Best Arts Towns: Durango, CO; Greater Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Richmond, VA; Santa Fe, NM; Sarasota, FL; Savannah, GA; Southwestern Oregon; Taos, NM; Verde Valley, AZ.
Best Beach Towns: Brunswick/Golden Isles, GA; Cape Cod, MA; Gulfport/Biloxi, MS; Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL; Hilton Head Island, SC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Northern Palm Beach County, FL; Port St. Lucie, FL; Southern Delaware; Wilmington, NC.
Best College Towns: Auburn, AL; Baton Rouge, LA; Blacksburg, VA; Bloomington, IN; Boulder, CO; Knoxville, TN; Lawrence, KS; State College, PA; Tucson, AZ; Virginia College Trio.
Best Four-Season Towns: Aiken, SC; Boise, ID; Door County, WI; Grand Junction, CO; Louisville, KY; Northwestern Arkansas; St. George, UT; Springfield, MO; Winston-Salem, NC; Yakima, WA.
Best Lake Towns: Branson, MO; Edmonds, WA; Gainesville, GA; Leesburg, FL; Ogden, UT; St. Tammany Parish, LA; Sandpoint, ID; Waco, TX; Walla Walla, WA; Winter Haven, FL.
Best Low-Cost Towns: Albuquerque, NM; Charlotte, NC; Durham, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Kerrville, TX; Melbourne, FL; Mobile, AL; Ocala, FL; Orlando, FL; Tupelo, MS.
Best Main Street Towns: Annapolis, MD; Cape Coral, FL; Charleston, SC; Dade City, FL; Frederick, MD; Glenwood Springs, CO; Greenville, SC; Lexington, KY; Naples, FL; St. Augustine, FL.
Best Mountain Towns: Boone/Blowing Rock, NC; Greater Denver, CO; Gatlinburg, TN; Henderson, NV; Hendersonville, NC; Jackson Hole, WY; Missoula, MT; Nevada City/Grass Valley, CA; Prescott, AZ; Sylva, NC.
Best Small Towns: Amelia Island, FL; Beaufort, SC; Boynton Beach, FL; Cape May, NJ; Destin, FL; New Bern, NC; Punta Gorda, FL; Redmond, OR; Sierra Vista, AZ; Traverse City, MI.
Best Undiscovered Towns: Black Hills, SD; Carson City, NV; Cookeville, TN; Dunedin, FL; Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL; Pocatello, ID; Portland, ME; Sheridan, WY; Tyler, TX; Vicksburg, MS