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Punta Gorda Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Houston, TX (April 3, 2018) – Punta Gorda, FL, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Punta Gorda is profiled in a feature titled “8 Gulf Coast Beauties” in the May/June 2018 issue, available nationwide on April 10.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said the five states encircling the Gulf of Mexico have sublime shores, causing many relocating retirees to go for the Gulf. “Many retirees want to rest their eyes upon a mesmerizing shoreline and the Gulf Coast provides those happy-place backdrops. On excursions to the islands off Punta Gorda, retirees report spotting manatees, dolphins and many species of birds. The city’s downtown historic district also draws praise,” Fuller said. “One retiree told our writer, ‘The town’s a big slice of Americana.’”

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, now in its 26th year of print, is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and recently released its 10th biennial list naming the 50 best master-planned communities in the U.S. It has a national circulation of 200,000 and is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription is $18. 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. Request free information from our advertisers here.

8 Gulf Coast Beauties: Punta Gorda, FL; Bradenton, FL; Tarpon Springs, FL; Panama City/Panama City Beach,  FL; Foley, AL; Gulfport, MS; Bayou Lafourche/Lafourche Parish, LA; and Galveston, TX. 

Kathryn Worrall
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