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Wenatchee: Best place to ...

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Wenatchee's been showing up on a lot of lists lately, including an AARP list that says we're a good place to retire. You want more Wenatchee lists? Read on.

High praise. AARP considers Wenatchee to be one of the top 10 places in the nation to retire to, based on both the cost of living and the abundance of recreational activities available in the area.

The story by the AARP: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2011/affordable-cities.html?cmp=RDRCT-BPLC_JUL13_011

A Wenatchee World article written on the subject on July 22: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/jul/22/national-senior-magazine-finds-wenatchee-the/

Don’t come to Wenatchee if you’re looking for danger. But if you want to stay away from natural disasters, you’ve found what you’re looking for. You won’t experience very many earthquakes, floods, or tornadoes here in Wenatchee.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/01/weekinreview/01safe.html

Go green. Whatever you drive, whether it’s electric or diesel, if you live in the beautiful city of Wenatchee you are part of the fifth-highest ranked ‘green city’ in the country.

Sperling’s complete list of greenest places: http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/greencities.aspx

A 2007 reaction in the Wenatchee World to being named one of the greenest cities in the U.S.: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2007/mar/08/city-named-one-of-nations-greenest-places/

Safe haven. Washington State has 10 different cities in the top 20 lists for cities of varying sizes in the nation. Wenatchee is ranked sixth among small towns (under 150,000 pop) in the country.

http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/secure.aspx

Hikers’ heaven. Looking for some good hiking or climbing? National Geographic ranks Wenatchee as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the country.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/relocating/best-places-to-live-2007/mountains/mountains.html

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