Friday, October 5, 2012
“Where to Retire” magazine is shining a spotlight on Walla Walla.
In its November/December issue, the magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions profiles Walla Walla as an “undiscovered haven” in the rolling hills of Southeastern Washington.
According to an announcement, “Where to Retire” Editor Mary Lu Abbott said Walla Walla possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “With a pleasant climate, low cost of living and a multitude of wineries, this rural community appeals to wine and food connoisseurs seeking a small town ambiance with a robust art scene. Nature lovers who want easy access to such activities as hiking, skiing and fishing will enjoy the proximity of the Blue Mountains and the Snake and Columbia Rivers,” Abbott said in a statement.
About 700,000 American reportedly relocate and retire in new towns every year. The relocating retirees tend to be healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who do not relocate, and benefit their new communities economically. Consequently, states and towns are starting to actively work to develop retirees as an added source of economic development, the announcement explained.