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Magazine Features Covington as Place to Retire

Covington has been chosen as a top retirement destination by a national magazine.

Where to Retire, described as the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, placed Northern Kentucky's largest city on a list of eight "low-cost cities" in its September/October issue.

That issue hits newsstands on August 12.

"Whether it's a small city, a university town, or a thriving urban center, options exist within most budgets," Where to Retire editor Annette Fuller said in a news release. "While home prices and everyday expenses may be lower in these towns, retirees aren't sacrificing amenities and activities by relocation to these communities."

Covington shares a spot on the list with Anderson, SC, Palm Coast, FL, Tupelo, MS, Norman, OK, Sherman, TX, Pueblo, CO, and Yakima, WA. The notation follows the announcement earlier this year that Covington is one of the cheapest places to live in the entire country.

The city is noted for its affordable housing and its urban center is undergoing a renaissance as noted in the article "18 Signs that Downtown Covington is Coming Back".

The eight cities were chosen after research of cost-of-living data, taxes, housing prices and finally overall attractiveness and livability.

Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire, the news release said. 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 has a national circulation of 200,000. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18 (a 39 percent savings from the newsstand price). For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit 

-Staff report