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Houston, TX (Feb. 7, 2017) – Ocean Springs, MS, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Ocean Springs is profiled in a feature titled “8 Delightful Downtown Cities” in the March/April 2017 issue, available nationwide on Feb. 14.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said many relocating retirees choose a destination with an energized, bustling heart. “The growing Main Street movement has spurred hundreds of cities across the country to preserve, renovate and reinvigorate their central hubs. They’ve become retro chic gathering spots, with a host of independent shops and restaurants that help fashion the locale’s personality. These eight featured cities, including Ocean Springs, have won the Great American Main Street Award in past years, and they continue to attract new residents with their vibrant downtowns,” 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, now celebrating the 25th year 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 49 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,

8 Delightful Downtown Cities: Dahlonega, GA; DeLand, FL; Franklin, TN; Frederick, MD; Georgetown, TX; Livermore, CA; Ocean Springs, MS; and Wenatchee, WA.