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Kentucky city named among top 25 places to retire

Money Magazine has listed a Kentucky city as one of the Top 25 places to retire.

Danville ranked number 4 on the list. The other top cities include #1 Marquette, Michigan, #2 Cape Coral, Florida, #3 Boise, Idaho, and #5 Weatherford, Texas.

Danville was the only Kentucky community to make the list.

David Blackburn and his wife retired to Danville from Little Rock, Arkansas recently and says he loves it here. He says the downtown area was a big draw for them.

"I think it just appealed to us, the way it's kept up. When we were looking around, we stopped in some shops and so forth and we just thought this was the right place," Blackburn said.

Charlie Cox, of the Danville/Boyle County County Economic Development Partnership, says the city has a number of cultural attractions that appeal to retirees.

"We've got the community arts center, which is right in our downtown district," Cox said. "They always have exciting exhibits that appeal to people of all ages. We've got a lively theater scene, such as the Norton Center. Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky's oldest outdoor theater."

Blackburn says there's one more thing that sets Danville apart.

"Danville had the most to offer and some very, very friendly folks," Blackburn.

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