Photo: East Wenatchee (left) and Wenatchee (right) from Burch Mountain.
It's another good-news-bad-news affair as Wenatchee makes another 'Top-Ten Places' list. It's good news that different arms of the national media continue to validate this great place we live in; bad news because too much recognition (and the ensuing growth) can spoil what makes a place special.
In this case, the list is AARP Magazine's Top-Ten Places to live (and retire). Wenatchee is a no-brainer for outdoorsy people with time on their hands (e.g., retirees) and outdoorsy families. College kids, however, already find the city challenging because it's not a magnet for the 20-something crowd -- they may be concerned that our population may be getting grayer still after this article.
The AARP's list of best places: Wenatchee (of course), Cheyenne (Wyoming), Tulsa (Oklahoma), Portland (Maine), Gainesville (Georgia), Columbus (Indiana), Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), Ithaca (New York), Midland (Texas), Winchester (Virginia). Here's the full article.
Photo below: Wenatchee from the Dry Gulch area.