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Arizona and the Sunbelt dominate the 2008 list of the 25 best places to retire from Some surprising small towns did make the list, though, including the college town of Oxford, Ohio.

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Arizona, with 6 of its towns making the 2008 list, is the most popular state for retirement on the list of the 25 best places to retire. Not surprisingly, the Sunbelt dominates the top 25. Medium-sized cities are popular, and the best small towns making the list included Prescott, Arizona; Paris, Tennessee; and Oxford, Ohio. Asheville, North Carolina; which was the #1 retirement town on Topretirements' 2007 list, repeated as a runaway favorite.

John Brady, President of "Topretirements - Find Your Best Retirement Community", commented about the winning towns: "Brand name recognition is very important when it comes to choosing a retirement community. Baby boomers gravitate to towns that have a reputation as a 'best' place to retire."

Here is the list of Best 25 Places to Retire at for 2008:

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

Topretirements published a list of the top 10 retirement towns in 2007. San Diego, Austin, and Phoenix all moved into the top 10 for 2008. Green Valley, Arizona had the distinction of being the only active adult community on the list.

Topretirements' best places to retire list is compiled by calculating the 25 towns with the most online visits at the site for the most recent 6 month period (May-October 2008). It is a popularity measure of the top towns baby boomers are considering for retirement. For more details on this year's list, go to

Baby boomers come to Topretirements to find out more about the best retirement towns and active adult communities. The site offers a free eBook - Developers of active adult communities can publish detailed profiles of their communities on the site. - Find your best retirement community!

For more information:
Contact: John Brady
203 415-4792


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