Emerald Isle and Beaufort have been selected as top retirement destinations by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The towns are featured with eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Coastal Camelots in the Carolinas” in the May/June 2015 issue, available nationwide on April 14.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including Emerald Isle and Beaufort, appeal to retirees who are looking to retire along the coast.
“Many people experience the relaxing lull of the ocean and restorative walks on the beach while on vacation. Relocating retirees, however, have the option to make it a lifestyle. Beach towns along the North and South Carolina coasts, whether adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean or a few miles inland with nearby marshes or rivers, have so much to offer. Boating, fishing, paddleboarding and excellent seafood restaurants keep retirees entertained, and well-preserved historic districts, quirky small-town personalities and Southern charm only up the ante,” Fuller said.
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.
The other towns featured in the article include Wilmington, Southport, Sunset Beach, and Murrells Inlet, Georgetown, and Beaufort, SC.