11 December . 2018
Honored by Where to Retire Magazine
Houston, TX (Dec. 11, 2018) – RiverLights, located in Wilmington, NC, has been awarded a Best Neighborhood designation by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The award recognizes outstanding master-planned and active-adult communities. A profile of the development is in the January/February 2019 issue, available nationwide now.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said RiverLights possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “This all-ages community near downtown Wilmington draws folks to a casual, friendly lifestyle near the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean,” Fuller said. “The community’s water access is enhanced with a riverside gathering spot, a 1,000-foot boardwalk and plans for boat docks. Some retirees choose to live in the active-adult Del Webb neighborhood within the development, which provides its own pools and amenities.”
One retiree told the Where to Retire writer: “We pinch ourselves often. We’ll cross the Cape Fear River returning home after traveling and think, ‘I can’t believe we live here.’”
A Best Neighborhood award winner is featured in each issue of Where to Retire. To be considered, the community has to be actively selling homes and have many or most amenities in place.
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 is the only magazine in America designed to help you find the
ideal setting for your retirement.