If you’re considering retiring in North Carolina, there’s a lot to think about! Entering retirement is a huge change in lifestyle, at AV Homes we believe planning is key for making your golden years at stressless as possible. This beautiful state has so much to offer, it’s important to make the most of it.
We’ve put together the following steps for planning your perfect North Carolina retirement:
Step 1: Make Sense of Your Money
One of the biggest changes retirement will bring is to your finances. It’s important to be in the know about your ingoings and outcomings, and there are lots of free online retirement calculators that can help to get your head around this. This retirement calculator from Bloomberg takes your age, retirement age, and current savings into consideration to give you an idea of what to except. North Carolina a tax friendly state for retirees, you can find all the benefits and information in our previous post here.
Step 2: Choose Where You Want to Live
Once you’ve made sense of your finances, it’s time to think about the area you want to retire in. Do you want to spend your days strolling along sandy beaches, taking in the stunning scenery of the mountains or enjoying the hustle and bustle of city life? North Carolina caters to all these lifestyles – from the beautiful coastal town of Beaufort to the picturesque Brevard in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There’s also the independence of busy towns and cities such as Raleigh and Durham.
Step 3: Consider a Retirement Community
Not only does retirement open up the chance to relocate or enjoy a change of scene, it’s also a great opportunity to embrace a different kind of lifestyle. A popular way for retirees to embrace their golden years is to move into an active adult community. Targeted at those aged 55 and over, these are retirement communities with a twist. Designed to create a welcoming and lively environment for likeminded people, you’ll enjoy the independence of your own home with the added bonus of group activities galore. Why not take a look at our state-of-the-art active adult community in North Carolina – Creekside at Bethpage – to find out more.
Step 4: Discover New Hobbies
Retirement is the time to enjoy being you. If there’s a hobby, sport or anything else you’ve been thinking about taking up but haven’t, now is the time to embrace it! Retiring in North Carolina opens up an endless list of activities for you to get stuck into. Whether it’s becoming a golfing pro at one of NC’s many prestigious golf courses, or hiking in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Retirement can also be the time to learn something new, there’s a wide range of courses available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a blissful NC retirement in no time!