More and more people are retiring in North Carolina than ever before. The southern charm of the Tar Heel State has become an appealing draw for those looking for somewhere to enjoy their golden years. With top notch healthcare, transport links and beautiful scenery to name just a few incentives for making the move, it’s easy to see why you’d want to retire in NC.
Here are 5 reasons why people are retiring in North Carolina:
The Comfortable Climate
North Carolina is lucky enough to enjoy four very distinct seasons throughout the year – but not too extremely. Those choosing to retire in NC can enjoy pleasantly warm summers, crisp winters (without too much snow!) and colorful springs and autumns.
Low Cost of Living
With lower than average house prices and tax emption on all social security retirement benefits, North Carolina retirees enjoy a lower cost of living compared to other states. The lower cost of food, utilities and transport here are also added bonuses for those looking to make the most of their money by retiring in North Carolina. In fact, this low cost of living attributed to the metropolitan town of Durham being recently voted in the Top 100 best places to live.
World Class Heath Care
Renowned for its outstanding medical facilities, you’ll never be far from health care professionals in North Carolina. The Research Triangle in particular is a hub for innovative health care – the Duke University Medical Centre in Durham and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are prominent health care facilities. Retirees can be safe in the knowledge that top-notch medical treatment is close by.
You’ll Always Be Well Connected
With three international airports, easy access to major roads like the US-70 Highway and the 480 interchange that circles Raleigh – taking your next road trip or popping to the shops couldn’t be easier. For those who don’t own their own vehicle, North Carolina has an excellent bus and rail system offering senior discounts to make travelling around the state a breeze.
There’s a Hobby for Everyone
Whether you’d rather a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains or a stroll along the coast at Brunswick Islands, North Carolina’s varied landscape means there’s a wide range of hobbies and activities for everyone. When it comes to golf, not only is North Carolina home to Pinehurst No. 2 – one of only a few public-access courses in America to host multiple major championships – there’s also an abundance of fantastic greens for golf fanatics and beginners alike to get a round in.
These are just a few of the reasons people are choosing to retire in NC. If you’re interested in finding out more about what retirement in the Tar Heel State could look like, check out the newest of our retirement communities in North Carolina – Creekside at Bethpage. We’ve created our active adult community with you in mind. Ideally situated in the popular Raleigh Durham Metro area, you’ll find welcoming homes, state-of-the-art facilities and Hemingway Hall – our 15,000 square foot clubhouse – the perfect place to socialize and unwind.