Friday, April 12th, 2013

Lindsay Lindquist
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Bellingham Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Bellingham, WA, 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. Bellingham is profiled as one of eight “Dynamic Locales For Walkable Living” in the May/June issue, available nationwide on April 16, 2013.

Where to Retire Editor Mary Lu Abbott said Bellingham possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “More people than ever are making retirement relocation decisions based on how often they can ditch the car and go places by foot. Many towns, including Bellingham, have neighborhoods where walking is not only a health benefit, but a way to connect with neighbors and nature and lessen the strain on your wallet and the environment,” 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. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.  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,

Walkable towns featured: Sarasota, FL; Decatur, GA; Charlottesville, VA; Providence, RI; Tucson, AZ; Boulder, CO; Ashland, OR; and Bellingham, WA.