Houston, TX (Oct. 2, 2018) – Knoxville, TN, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Knoxville is profiled in a feature titled “8 Likable Low-Cost Cities” in the November/December 2018 issue, available nationwide on Oct. 9.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said that these eight budget-friendly locales are attractive to retirees. “This cross-country lineup of beauty and appeal proves that charisma doesn’t have to come at a high price,” Fuller said. “Prepare to cheer on the Volunteers in Knoxville, home to the University of Tennessee. The moderate climate enhances outdoor exploration of the Great Smoky Mountains’ foothills or the Tennessee River, and downtown is undergoing a renaissance, with two historic theaters and renovated apartments and condos. A chamber of commerce representative told our writer, ‘There’s an authenticity here that I really enjoy. People are very diverse and that matches how diverse our culture and environment are.’”

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, now in its 26th year of print, is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and recently released its 10th biennial list naming the 50 best master-planned communities in the U.S. It has a national circulation of 200,000 and is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription is $18. 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. Request free information from our advertisers here.

8 Likable Low-Cost Cities: Albany, GA; Anderson, SC; Boise, ID; Bullhead City, AZ; Knoxville, TN; Las Cruces, NM; Ocala, FL; and Wilmington, NC.