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      Where to retire? Magazine says Myrtle Beach

      A magazine geared to retirees lists Myrtle Beach as a top low-cost retirement destination.

      Where to Retire , a magazine that assists people in retirement relocation decisions, says Myrtle Beach is one of the top "15 Low-Cost Towns" in the United States.

      The article ranked cities according to below average living costs, city appeal and amount of leisure activities for retirees along with others.

      According to the magazine, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Relocating retirees are described as generally healthier, better educated and more affluent.

      ''It's great to see Myrtle Beach acknowledged as a premier location to retire in such a widely-read national publication," said Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Nora Battle. "We consistently market the area as an affordable, family-friendly destination to potential tourists, and that message seems to be resonating with those individuals looking to relocate after they retire as well.''

      The other low-cost towns mentioned in the article are Biloxi, MS; Fairhope, AL; Palm Coast, FL; Savannah, GA; Myrtle Beach, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, NC; Hot Springs, AR; Paducah, KY; Roanoke, VA; Boise, ID; Colorado Springs, CO; Green Valley, AZ; St. George, UT and Spokane, WA.