Mary Lu Abbott, editor of Where to Retire, said Cedar City possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Located between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, Cedar City lures retirees with dramatic landscapes of red rock canyons and juniper-studded foothills," she said. "The town is an ideal spot for active retirees and outdoor lovers of fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and biking which are just a few of the adventures awaiting in nearby national parks. Southern Utah University adds vibrancy and a roster of cultural events,” Abbott said.
According to Where to Retire magazine, 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, according to the magazine.
Where to Retire was launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire and is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Where to Retire is published six times a year and covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and has a national circulation of 200,000.
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