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Madison, CT. August 15, 2007. The votes are in, and the most popular retirement communities have been chosen. Some of the winners are a bit surprising too - towns on the top 10 list range from Florida to Nova Scotia to Connecticut to Arizona.

John Brady, President of, announced the winning towns today. This was an unannounced, online popularity contest among site visitors to Topretirements Find Your Perfect Retirement Community . Every time a visitor viewed a town s review page; that counted as a vote. Those with the most online visits were assumed to be the towns that active adults are most interested in learning about. Visits were tallied between January 1 and August 1, 2007.

Top 10 Most Popular Communities

1. Asheville, NC
2. Paris, TN
3. Old Saybrook, CT
4. Oxford, OH
5. Sarasota, FL
6. Halifax, Nova Scotia
7. Prescott, AZ
8. Green Valley, AZ
9. Athens, GA
10. Winston-Salem, NC

North Carolina and Arizona each had 2 towns in the Top 10. Perhaps the most surprising choices included the small college town of Oxford, Ohio; the historic coastal town of Old Saybrook, CT; Rehobeth Beach Delaware; and Beaufort, North Carolina. Most towns on the list were Sunbelt towns that are relatively small.

Brady commented on the results: This study measures baby boomers' incoming perceptions more than anything else. They have heard good things about Asheville and the other towns, so they want to find out more about them , he continued. That s good news for towns with an existing buzz, but bad news for towns that are trying to become retirement destinations. They are going to have to work harder to get noticed.

People over 50 come to Topretirements to learn more about the best retirement towns and communities. Here is a link to the site s entire retirement communities. The site also has a helpful resource on the 100 best places to retire. In addition to objective reviews with photos and maps, the site features a database of vital facts about each active adult community including January temperatures, taxes, crime rates, cultural indices, medical facilities, recreational amenities, etc. Find your perfect retirement community!

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

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