Panama City Beach, FL, December 2, 2011 – Each year, Panama City Beach welcomes thousands of winter residents who seek fun, sun and a sense of community. Many of these visitors enjoy our authentic beach town, so much that they decide to permanently move to the area. Panama City Beach’s attributes and affordability for those who have been fortunate enough to retire or semi-retire will be featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. It will be available nationwide on Dec. 20, 2011 at various newsstands and Barnes & Noble bookstores.
“I have the pleasure of seeing first-hand how much our seasonal winter residents enjoy reconnecting with friends and experiencing all the terrific things there are to do in Panama City Beach. It’s no surprise that many choose the REAL.FUN.BEACH. lifestyle year round,” says Dan Rowe, president and CEO of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Panama City Beach possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Though the area has grown in the last decade, retirees still find a relaxing, affordable lifestyle in the Florida panhandle. Panama City Beach shows off its natural beauty of white-sand beaches and emerald waters and continuing education opportunities are available through several area organizations,” Abbott added.
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.
About Where to Retire
The magazine launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers
find the ideal place to retire, is now celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18.00 (a
39% savings from the newsstand price). The magazine is also sold on various
newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. For a magazine subscription,
please visit www.wheretoretire.com or send
a check or money order to: Vacation Publications, Attn: Where to Retire, 5851
San Felipe Street, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77057. Phone Orders: (713) 974-6903.
About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. Panama City Beach recently opened the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, offering non-stop flights on Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
For more information, call 1-800-PCBEACH (850-233-6503) or visit the official Web site of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. You can now follow us on Twitter @PCBeach to receive up the minute news and details on special offers and deals.
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