It turns out that people find Lynchburg to be a good place to retire to.
According to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, Lynchburg, Virginia is the tenth best place to retire to. It joins cities such as Charleston, South Carolina, Cape Coral, Florida, and Durham, North Carolina.
What goes into the Well-Being Index?
The Well-Being Index is based specifically on residents' feelings about five elements of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.
Part of what helped Lynchburg make the list is the vast variety of attractions that are nearby. The report lists some of them.
"Take a hike. Really. Retiring in the City of Seven Hills, nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking the James River, outdoorsy types can hike, jog and bike the more than 18 miles of urban trails on the city's 300-acre greenway. And if that's not enough activity for you, Smith Mountain Lake, Wintergreen ski resort and the Appalachian Trail are all within an hour's drive."
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