Chattanooga has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Chattanooga is profiled in a feature titled “Bicycling Bliss: 8 Pedal-Powered Cities” in the March-April 2016 issue, available now.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities make it easy to like a bike. “Shedding the car – and rush-hour commutes – is a perk of the retired life, but getting from point A to point B still is necessary. Hopping on a bicycle nails two goals at once: transportation and exercise. Some cities, such as Chattanooga, support cycling more than others, with bike lanes, rider encouragement, and more. In addition to being bike friendly, these towns have other characteristics that retirees often look for, such as culture, active downtowns, access to medical care, stunning scenery, and relatively mild weather,” Fuller said.
The other pedal-powered cities include Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cary, N.C.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Gainesville, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Mesa, Ariz.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.
Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees 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 is published six times a year. The magazine is sold at Barnes & Noble bookstores.
Source: Where to Retire Magazine