Wenatchee Ranked Among Top Retirement Destinations


Wenatchee has been selected a top retirement destination by the magazine, Where to Retire. 

Wenatchee is profiled in a feature titled “8 Delightful Downtown Cities” in the March/April 2017 issue, available nationwide on Feb. 14.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said many relocating retirees choose a destination with an energized, bustling heart. “The growing Main Street movement has spurred hundreds of cities across the country to preserve, renovate and reinvigorate their central hubs. They’ve become retro chic gathering spots, with a host of independent shops and restaurants that help fashion the locale’s personality. These eight featured cities, including Wenatchee, have won the Great American Main Street Award in past years, and they continue to attract new residents with their vibrant downtowns,” Fuller said.

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.


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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.