Dothan named to "5 Great Cities for Retirees"

DOTHAN, AL - A recent ranking of great cities for retirees brings good news to Alabama.

Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz is happy to announce has named the city of Dothan one of five great cities for retirees.

What exactly makes a great city for a retiree? Factors such as a high number of doctors and large percentages of the population over 65 were used to narrow down the list.

Other criteria such as state tax rates, exemptions for various types of retirement income, low crime rates, access to airports, local transportation, and access to leisure activities were also included.

A close proximity to parks and golf courses, as well as only a two-hour drive to the Florida Gulf Coast and a four-hour drive to the Atlantic Coast are some positives listed for Dothan.