Sunbelt Shines on List of 100 Best Places to Retire for 2010

The Sunbelt dominates the 2010 list of best places to retire just announced at Topretirements. Towns in the south and southwestern U.S. held 68 of the 100 spots on the new list. Twenty five new towns made the 2010 list, some of which were big surprises.

Online PR News – 24-February-2010 – – Madison, CT - When it comes to best places to retire the Sunbelt still shimmers. has just released its 2010 list of the 100 best places to retire, and 68 of the 100 top positions were occupied by towns in the Sunbelt.

Florida dominated the list, taking 23 of the spots, followed by North Carolina (11) and South Carolina (8). There were 25 new towns that made their way on to the 2010 list.

John Brady, President of, commented: “This year‘s list included some interesting results. While many of the towns from the Sunbelt earning a spot on the new list could easily be predicted, towns that made it from outside the sunbelt like Smyrna DE (#81) and Cheyenne WY (#84) surprised us. It is a good reminder that although the Sunbelt is very popular for retirement, it is not the only show in town.”, 'Where Baby Boomers Go to Find Their Best Place to Retire', has published its best 100 list annually since 2007. The list is compiled by calculating the 100 towns with the most online visits of the 490 cities reviewed at this popular retirement website. The list reflects the towns that site visitors have the most interest in for retirement.

As it was last year, Asheville NC continues to be the #1 most popular town on the Topretirements list, followed by Sarasota FL, Prescott AZ, and Paris TN. The entire list of 100 towns is included in the website’s completely updated handbook, '100 Best Retirement Towns', which includes detailed reviews and facts about each town. The updated handbook is available in eBook, Kindle, and Print versions at

Here from the new list are the top 25 most popular places to retire for 2010:

1. Asheville, NC
2. Sarasota, FL
3. Prescott, AZ
4. Paris, TN
5. Austin, TX
6. Green Valley, AZ
7. Winston-Salem, NC
8. Beaufort, SC
9. San Diego, CA
10. Ft. Myers, FL
11. Venice, FL
12. Athens, GA
13. Charlottesville, VA
14. Mt. Airy, NC
15. Crossville, TN
16. Sedona, AZ
17. San Antonio, TX
18. San Luis Obispo, CA
19. Flagstaff, AZ
20. Tucson, AZ
21. Phoenix, AZ
22. Gainesville, FL
23. Naples, FL
24. Halifax, CA
25. The Villages, FL

To see the full list of 100, along with links and additional commentary go to: '2010 list of the 100 best places to retire' at Complete details on the best 100 are in Topretirements '100 Best Retirement Towns' book.

This popular website publishes objective reviews of 490 top retirement towns from around the world, as well as more than 800 active adult and 55+ communities. Topretirements publishes 2 free eNewsletters each week with how to articles and features about baby boomer retirement issues.

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