Winston-Salem, NC, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Winston-Salem is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “Towns of Tradition” in the November/December issue, available nationwide on Oct. 14, 2014.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including Winston-Salem, give residents enriching experiences in other cultures. “Little pockets of Greece, Poland, Italy and other countries thrive in the United States, and many retirees seek out these locations, where they find traditions, festivals, food and culture that add to their lives,” she said.

Peace-loving Moravians helped establish Winston-Salem — a city that appeals to retirees who have a passion for art, music, culture and continuing education, she said. “The Moravian influence is most felt in the Old Salem Museums and Gardens, a living history village carefully restored, and in the Moravian churches throughout the area,” 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, 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. 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 All material in the magazine is protected by copyright law, and reproduction of content requires the permission of the magazine. Print and electronic reprints of an article may be purchased through Dave Hart,

Towns of tradition featured: Tarpon Springs, FL; Winston-Salem, NC; New Britain, CT; Providence, RI; Holland, MI; Lafayette, LA; Fredericksburg, TX; Poulsbo, WA.