A long-time favorite of tourists and sun-seeking northern Utahns, St. George has been named one of the top 10 retirement locations in the nation by Rand McNally's "Retirement Places Rated" survey.

The southern Utah city was ranked sixth in the survey, based on money matters, climate, personal safety, services, housing and leisure living or recreation.The survey found that senior citizens preferred retirement locations with inexpensive housing, a mild climate, recreational amenities and medical facilities.

Recreational activities helped to make Murray, Ky., the top retirement spot in the survey, followed by Clayton-Clarksville, Ga.; Hot Springs-Lake Ouachita, Ark.; Grand Lake-Lake Tenkiller, Okla.; and Fayetteville, Ark.

St. George was followed by Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas; Bloomington-Brown Country, Ind.; San Antonio, Texas; and Port Angeles-Strait of Juan de Fucha, Wash.