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Picayune Featured in Where to Retire Magazine


Houston, TX (Feb. 12, 2019) – Picayune, MS, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Picayune is profiled in a feature titled “8 Cities on (or Near) the Beach” in the March/April 2019 issue, available nationwide now.

“Location, Location, Location. Our city’s location is one of our greatest assets. You can enjoy small town hospitality and take a drive to the beach or New Orleans and still come home for supper,” said City Manager Jim Luke when hearing about Picayune being named on another list for top retirement cities.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said that these eight coastal locales are attractive to retirees.

“Ocean views and dips in the sea can be balms for the soul,” Fuller said. “These eight cities beckon retirees with sunny shores, water vistas and plenty of aquatic activities. A retired couple in Picayune, interviewed in our story, enjoy their home just steps away from Hide-a-Way Lake and regularly fish for perch and largemouth bass. Among the town’s appeals are its low cost of living, an outdoor theater for concerts, a NASA-affiliated science center, and proximity to New Orleans.”

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.

Christy Goss, Grant Administrator for the City of Picayune stated, “Life comes together here in Picayune. I love my hometown and I’m proud to call Picayune my hometown.”

Where to Retire, now in its 27th 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 sixth edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.” It has a national circulation of 200,000 and is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.


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