Lancaster County, PA, 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 county is profiled in the March/April issue, available nationwide on Feb. 19, 2013.
Where to Retire Editor Mary Lu Abbott said Lancaster County possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “In the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster County blends a pastoral setting of farms and Amish horse-drawn buggies with a burgeoning arts and theater scene in the town of Lancaster. Residents love the more relaxed pace, and the rural setting allows for outdoor recreation, such as canoeing, camping and fishing,” 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.