Reader’s Digest lists Lehi as one of 15 cheapest retirement cities

Gina Halladay | Lehi Free Press

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The Reader’s Digest lists Lehi as one of the most “budget-friendly” towns for people to retire, according to its recent online publication.

According to the article, “Three out of four Baby Boomers are unsure they will have enough retirement savings. It might be time to consider these budget-friendly options which offer affordability, nature and a sense of community.”  Lehi is among their top 15 choices.

In the Reader’s Digest article titled, “15 Cheapest Towns You’ll Actually Want to Retire In,” it states: “Centrally located between Salt Lake City and Provo, the mountain town of Lehi is filled with community trails for walking and biking: the town is also just 15 minutes from beautiful nature trails.  The city is part of the greater Utah Valley, a growing region of around 50,000 people really, and it offers numerous restaurants and shops, not to mention the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.” There are closer to 70,000 people in Lehi, according to city officials.

Reader’s Digest also gave Lehi an eight out of ten on cost of living, indicating it is about 5.5 percent cheaper to live here than the national average.

Other cities making the top 15 affordable places to retire include: Southport, NC; Gulf Shores, AL; Easton, MD; Queen Creek, AZ; Long Grove, IL; Walterboro, SC; Walla Walla, WA; Salado, TX; Winchester, VA; New Castle, DE; Aiken, SC; Alpharetta, GA; Bismarck, ND; and Cape Coral, FL.

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