St. George has been selected as a top retirement destination by “Where to Retire,” a magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the March/April 2018 issue, available Feb. 13.
“Where to Retire” editor Annette Fuller said that St. George possesses qualities important to today’s retirees.
“This spot in the southwestern Utah desert woos many retirees seeking more beauty in their everyday lives.” Fuller said. “St. George, on the Arizona border, has mesas that glow burnt orange in the late afternoon as well as proximity to Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’ national parks. Retirees relish a dedicated, friendly pickleball community and the 19th-century downtown, home to art galleries, eateries, a concert series, and a farmers market.”
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.