Sierra Vista, Arizona, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Sierra Vista is profiled in a feature titled “8 Praiseworthy Low-Cost Cities” in the November/December 2017 issue, available nationwide on Oct. 10.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said many relocating retirees choose a destination with a low cost of living. “Retirees love nothing more than to flee cities with high prices and land in a place where money has a long shelf life. Put beautiful scenery into the mix, like Sierra Vista’s wineries, and there you have it. These eight cities keep costs low and satisfaction high,” Fuller said.
The article puts Sierra Vista in company with Cleveland, Tennessee; Lafayette, Louisiana; Moses Lake, Washington; Pueblo, Colorado; Tampa, Florida; Tupelo, Mississippi; and Waco, Texas.
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.