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National Magazine Calls Sharon A Great Place For Retirees

Where to Retire story comes out Tuesday.

Sharon is receiving national acclaim as a beautiful place to live.

For retirees.

Where to Retire magazine's May/June issue "Eight Super Suburbs" features story includes Sharon. The issue hits newsstands nationwide on Tuesday.

Where to Retire is "the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions," the publication said in a press release.

"Many baby boomers have thrived professionally in large cities, but many have also jumped at the chance to leave the hustle and bustle for small towns, even though grudgingly giving up urban benefits. These days, however, many have discovered that they don't have to foresake it all, finding a happy medium by moving to a suburb near a metropolis," the article says.

Retirees represent about 10 percent of Sharon's population of 18,033, the article says.

Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott said Sharon possesses many qualities important to today’s retirees.

“Situated between Boston and Providence, Sharon offers residents a relaxed lifestyle within easy reach of big-city attractions. The cozy town square and the afford retirees a chance to socialize, shop, dine and join in numerous other activities,” Abbott said in the press release.

Executive Director Norma Simons Fitzgerald said Friday she sees Sharon drawing a number of older people with children or other ties to the area.

"There's so many offerings here. There's something for everybody," said Fitzgerald, who also is quoted in the story.

The story calls Sharon "a typical New England town, with white church steeples and a cozy town square."

Lake Massapoag, the and Borderland State Park are among Sharon's attractions, the story says.

"I think for those people who do want to make a change, they're going to look at articles like this and hear about someplace they've never heard about before," Fitzgerald said.

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