Jul 30, 2010 5:37 PM by Melissa Canone
Press Release: Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected Lafayette, LA, to profile as a top retirement town in the September/October issue which mails to subscribers nationwide on July 30, 2010.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Lafayette possesses many qualities important to today's retirees. "Lafayette exudes the southern Louisiana lifestyle, with spicy cuisine, toe-tapping music and hospitality making it attractive to retirees looking for a welcoming community with a sense of cultural importance. It's the center of Cajun country, with a fun-loving spirit. While preserving its past, the city also looks to the future with economic development initiatives that make it a good place for new ventures in retirement,"
Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than retirees 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.