U.S. News Media Group Releases Annual Retirement Guide and "America's Best Affordable Places to Retire"
Washington D.C. -- U.S. News Media Group today released its annual Retirement guide and listing of the Best Affordable Places to Retire, an extension of its popular Best Places series. The Best Affordable Places, available today at http://www.usnews.com/affordable, are featured in the October "Retirement" issue of U.S.News & World Report magazine, on newsstands starting September 29, 2009.
America's Best Affordable Places to Retire, selected by U.S. News editors, were chosen from locations nationwide by analyzing key indicators including low cost of living, high-quality healthcare and elder-care facilities, educational and cultural opportunities, and reasonable housing prices, all while offering access to the services and amenities people look for in an ideal retirement spot.
Like other "Best Places" listings on USNews.com, the Best Affordable Places to Retire package includes extensive information for consumers preparing for retirement as well as an interactive search tool to help users find locations that best fit to their individual lifestyles. Visitors can examine and sort through extensive economic and quality-of-life data, as well as specific state and city information, such as sales taxes and housing prices, to find the most affordable place to retire.
"Preparing for retirement is a complex process, not to mention the difficulty of actually financing it," said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News & World Report. "Through the Best Affordable Places to Retire, U.S. News breaks down the most relevant financial information to help families make the best choices in financing their retirement."
The 10 cities honored as America's Best Affordable Places to Retire are (listed alphabetically):
• Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Asheville, North Carolina
• Aurora, Colorado
• Columbia, South Carolina
• Columbus, Ohio
• Eugene, Oregon
• Fort Worth, Texas
• Jacksonville, Florida
• Kansas City, Missouri
• Tucson, Arizona