Sevierville has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the July/August issue, available nationwide on June 14, 2016.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Sevierville possesses qualities important to today’s retirees.
“Sevierville, hometown of singer and actress Dolly Parton, has risen from its impoverished past to become an eastern Tennessee star. It is a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited in the country. The Little Pigeon River flows through this area, east of Knoxville. Affordable neighborhoods for retirees have sprung up, and thriving tourism means year-round superb dining and shopping for locals,” 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.
Where to Retire magazine is available by subscription and sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.