Starkville/MSU named premier retirement destination

A Houston, Texas,-based magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions names Starkville as one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled "Touchdown! 8 Great College Football Cities."

The article will be published in the September/October 2015 issue of "Where to Retire," available nationwide on Tuesday [Aug. 11].

"There's nothing quite like a fall Saturday in one of these college football towns, where the whole community joins together for a day of tailgating and supporting their beloved team," said "Where to Retire" editor Annette Fuller.

"But the benefits to living in these cities go beyond the gridiron -- the universities sponsor artistic endeavors, learning opportunities and cultural attractions, and they often have some of the coolest restaurants and shops," she continued.

The other cities featured include Athens, Georgia, home of University of Georgia; Austin, Texas, home of University of Texas; Boise, Idaho, home of Boise State University; Eugene, Oregon, home of University of Oregon; Tallahassee, Florida, home of Florida State University; Tempe, Arizona, home of Arizona State University; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of University of Alabama.

In a press release, the publication says that 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire every year. These retirees bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns.

"Where to Retire" magazine, launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire, is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and has a national circulation of 200,000. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. For more information about the magazine, visit

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Allison Matthews | Public Affairs

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