• Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

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    Houston, TX (April 8, 2014) – Vicksburg, MS, has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the May/June issue.

    Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Vicksburg possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Vicksburg’s setting on the Mississippi River made it a significant conquest during the Civil War. Today, the city’s historical connections, scenic bluffs and charming downtown attract retirees. For its small size, Vicksburg has many surprising pockets of culture -- art galleries and coffee shops, several museums and more than 30 murals covering the flood walls on Levee Street. Because it’s nicknamed the Red Carpet City of the South, you know you’ll get a good dose of Southern hospitality,” Fuller 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. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18 (a 39 percent savings from the newsstand price). For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com. All material in the magazine is protected by copyright law, and reproduction of content requires the permission of the magazine. Print and electronic reprints of an article may be purchased through Dave Hart, DHart@WhereToRetire.com.