Bradenton, FL, 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 July/August 2012 issue, available nationwide on June 19, 2012.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Bradenton possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Boomers love the relaxing charm of Bradenton, and the residents live up to its motto – The Friendly City. They find plenty of action in the nationally recognized arts community, including the Manatee Players theater and the Village of the Arts, where they meet and mingle with dozens of artists living and working together in restored cottages. With the coming extension of the Bradenton Riverwalk, the downtown entertainment scene will get even livelier,” 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.