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Retiring in Style

Slye moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1993, after living in Richmond, Va., Texas and New York. Here she found a quiet retreat where she could pursue her craft “from sheep to shawl,” volunteer at the Village Library, and more. more »

Oct 26, 2011 Retirement & Relocation

12 Retirement-Friendly Retreats

There’s much more to these locations than a great place to put your feet up after retirement. Each offers its own enticing attractions, activities and geographic gems that help retirees make the most of their work-free days. more »

Oct 26, 2011 Retirement & Relocation

Small town and bucolic countryside still exist in the Blue Ridge region – above: Warm Springs, Va., in Bath County, seen from U.S. 220.

Pat and Chuck Blackley

Coming Home

People of all ages are deciding to settle in the Blue Ridge. Here are three couples’ stories, and our annual selection of mountain communities... more »

Sep 1, 2008 Retirement & Relocation

Retiring in the Mountains

If you're looking for white picket fences and close-knit neighborhoods, we've collected eight small towns, though eight more southern cities retain that small-town flavor and warmth, while offering the benefits of urban living. more »

May 4, 2008 Retirement & Relocation

A breathtaking view greets visitors at Maryland’s Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, across the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

Photo by Pat and Chuck Blackley.

Getting Way from it All

Prefer painting in oils or hiking in the woods? Looking for small-town quiet or big-city bustle? From health care to haute cuisine, here is 2007’s rundown of some of the best places to retire or relocate in the region. more »

Jul 1, 2007 Retirement & Relocation

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