Looking to relocate or retire to the beautiful Tar Heel State? Our top 9 reasons to move to North Carolina will have you packing your bags in no time. Both retirees and workers alike can enjoy this adventurous state, from activities and amenities to scenery and sports, North Carolina has something for everyone.
If you’re considering retiring or moving to NC, check out our top 9 reasons to move to North Carolina:
1. Beautiful Beaches
On the east coast of NC you’ll find miles of gloriously sandy beaches just waiting to be explored. Head to the Crystal Coast to see the relics of Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard’s infamous ship, or get snap happy at the iconic Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
2. Magnificent Mountains
Not only does North Carolina have some amazing beaches, head west you’ll discover the breath-taking scenery of the Great Smokey Mountains (pictured below). This area around the famous Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect location for hiking and or chilling out and taking in the views.
With a never-ending list of outdoor activities to enjoy, you need good weather to make the most of this Outdoorsy state. North Carolina is lucky enough to experience all four seasons, but not too extremely – so you’ll relish the beauty of winter, colours of autumn and the pleasant warmth of summer whilst in NC.
4. Art and Culture
The Tar Heel state is a cultural hotspot. From music events like the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, to the Grandfather Mountain Scottish Highland Games – there’s something for all interests and hobbies in NC. Be sure to take a trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh as well, to get up close and personal with some dinos (pictured below).
5. Food and Drink
You’ll never be lost for places to eat and drink in North Carolina. Not only is the state known for delicious barbecue food (including the long-running feud: Eastern or Lexington style), near the coast you’ll also find plenty of mouth-watering fresh seafood dishes to enjoy. Be sure to stop by The Angus Barn in Raleigh for outstanding steak and brunch.
As well as watching the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, you should choose your local basketball team wisely when in North Carolina – the rivalry between the University of Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils is fierce! You’ll also find soccer and rugby teams, championship golf courses and more.
7. Award Winning Hospitals
North Carolina is home to an abundance of outstanding hospitals offering world-class healthcare. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that experienced health professionals are nearby to offer the best treatment. The Duke University Hospital in Durham is just one of the many top notch facilities available to North Carolina residents.
Relocating or retiring to another state is a big move to make, so it’s always reassuring to know you can easily travel back to friends and family or have them come visit you without the fuss. North Carolina offers plenty of different ways to get where you want to go, including international airports, good road and rail links – making it easier than ever to visit family and friends or head off on holiday.
9. Welcoming Communities
North Carolinians a super friendly bunch, so if you’re thinking of retiring to North Carolina why not consider a community? 55 Plus and Active Adult communities make meeting new people, keeping active and leading a relaxing lifestyle easy. Our newest 55 Plus Community, Creekside at Bethpage is full of state-of-the-art amenities, clubs and more at our fantastic clubhouse: Hemingway hall (pictured below).