Website names Pleasure Isle one of America’s 100 best places to retire
Pleasure Island has been selected as a top retirement destination in the sixth edition of America’s 100 Best Places to Retire, a comprehensive guidebook of the country’s most appealing retirement towns. The book, edited and published by the experts at Where to Retire, is available online at WhereToRetire.com and Amazon.
Editors and staff spent 11 months researching more than 800 cities. The final selection represents 35 states and includes four Alabama locales: Auburn, Florence/Muscle Shoals, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and Mobile. Each city profile combines extensive research, local knowledge and in-depth interviews with retirees who made the move (670 retirees, to be exact!).
“This book allows readers to tap into the wisdom of hundreds of relocated retirees, including those who moved to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, one of our 10 beach-town picks,” said Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller. “This volume will get you dreaming of your retirement and where you might land. But the stories also bring you past wistful dreams and into the realm of real research, including information on weather, taxes, downtown attractions and even the caveats of each city.”
The chosen cities vary in size, climate, amenities and lifestyle, and each falls into one of 10 categories that focuses on the city’s defining feature, such as beaches, mountains, low costs, four seasons and appealing downtowns.
“This is by far our most popular book, which compiles and updates profiles from our magazine,” Fuller said. “It will be your most helpful asset in planning your own post-retirement departure and arrival.”