Article prompts inquiries from across the country.
Sylva garnered national attention recently when Where to Retire, a magazine focused on helping people decide where to relocate during their retirement, named the small Jackson County town as one of the top retirement destination in the country.
Julie Spiro, director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, said that since the magazine’s publication, the chamber has received calls from people all over the country wanting more information about Sylva.
To date, the chamber has received almost a hundred calls in response to the magazine article. “All 91 calls are requesting information on Sylva and relocating to Jackson County,” said Spiro. “We have had inquiries from more than 14 different states including California, Florida, Virginia, New Mexico and from as far away as Ontario, Canada.”
For everyone who called the chamber in response to the article, Spiro and her team mailed out relocation packages with information about the town and surrounding area. “The package contains: the Chamber's relocation and community magazine, Our Town,” said Spiro. “This is a comprehensive 40-page magazine about the entire county, with insets about each township including Sylva.”