• AARP Magazine (2011)
• Wall Street Money (2012)
• MarketWatch.com (2013)
• Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine (2015)
• Fidelity.com (2015)
• Where to Retire Magazine (2016)
• Readers Digest (2017 and 2018)
• Forbes (2019)
Forbes – Best Places to Retire in 2019
Forbes’ list of The Best Places To Retire In 2019 highlights 25 locales that offer both affordability and a high quality of life, including Winchester. Forbes compiled the list by amassing and comparing data on nearly 700 places across all 50 states.
AARP The Magazine toured the nation to find the top 10 retirement destinations that offer a fabulous lifestyle without outrageous costs. To determine the list, AARP The Magazine examined financial data on more than 350 cities across the country including the median housing price, cost of living, tax rates on pensions and Social Security, recreation, climate, and health resources. The magazine describes Winchester as “a peaceful hamlet near the nation’s capital” and highlights the area’s Civil War history, rural location with apple and peach orchards, and shady brick historic district.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance describes Winchester as a city that appeals to retirees who love its small-town Southern charm and big-city amenities.
The Winchester-Frederick County area was also listed by Forbes as one of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers in the United States. (#9). Learn more about our assets in this brochure: Find Your Place Here.
Are you planning to relocate to the Winchester-Frederick County area?
Stop by the Visitors Center while you are in Winchester and pick up one of our relocation packets. The packet includes helpful local information and an optional area map.
If you are relocating to the City of Winchester, you may also visit their website for the New Resident Guide online.
For future Frederick County residents, learn more about Living in Frederick County.
Real Estate Tax Rates
City of Winchester – 93¢ per $100 of assessed value
Frederick County – 61¢ per $100 of assessed value