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Photo by David Henderson/ This photo was the 2018 Winner of the City of Franklin Photo Contest

Franklin, TN, 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. Franklin, located south of Nashville, is profiled in a feature titled “8 Small Towns Near Large Cities” in the September/October 2019 issue, available nationwide now.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities offer the charm of small-town living plus access to big-city amenities. “With populations of around 100,000 or less, these towns provide plenty to do, but there’s also the hustle and bustle of a major metropolis for entertainment,” Fuller said. “Franklin boasts an award-winning Main Street and year-round outdoor leisure. One resident said, ‘People welcome people here.’”

Retirement Relocation Trends

According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns in retirement each year. Generally, these relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate, and they bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns.

Florida continues to reign as the No. 1 destination for retirement relocation, followed by Arizona, South Carolina and North Carolina. The most popular region is the Southeast, claiming eight of the 17 states showing increases in total net retiree migration. This research and the latest census data is detailed in Where to Retire’s four-part series on retirement relocation. Order these back issues online.

About Where to Retire

As the authority on retirement relocation since 1992, Where to Retire has covered hundreds of the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities. The magazine is published six times a year and has a national circulation of 200,000. The July/August issue also includes the magazine’s most popular feature story — the 11th edition of the “50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.” (View a complete list of the 50 Best online.) Where to Retire editors recently released the sixth edition of the book “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.”