Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau: Madison featured in Where to Retire magazine

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Madison featured in Where to Retire magazine

Houston, TX (April 5, 2012) – Madison, WI, 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 “8 Dynamic Heartland Havens.” The May/June 2012 issue will be available nationwide on April 17, 2012.

Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said retirees are venturing into the Midwest for several reasons, including a more relaxed lifestyle and a lower cost of living. “Boomers are finding the Heartland to be friendly and inviting, where residents are patriotic and volunteers are passionate. Each of these eight cities, including Madison, offers the Midwest charm with the addition of or close proximity to big-city entertainment, shopping and dining,” 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 now celebrating its 20th anniversary. 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 $18.00 (a 39% savings from the newsstand price). The magazine is also sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. For a magazine subscription, please visit or send a check or money order to: Vacation Publications, Attn: Where to Retire, 5851 San Felipe Street, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77057. Phone Orders: (713) 974-6903.