North Carolina 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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About North Carolina Area


Retirement Living in North Carolina


It’s quite obvious that a lot of active adults are favoring the different retirement communities in North Carolina. In fact, there are currently around 128 age-restricted neighborhoods spread across Central, Western and Coastal North Carolina. Certainly, this state is among the Top Retirement Destinations in the United States.


Most of the 55+ Neighborhoods are concentrated in Charlotte while Pinehurst is slowly booming with 8 lovely Active Adult Communities.


To mention a few, in Fort Mill, there’s the Sun City Carolina Lakes which was built by Del Webb. Meanwhile, in Denver, there’s the Trilogy Lake Norman built by Shea Homes.


North Carolina Climate and Geography is Ideal for Active Retirement


The climate in North Carolina varies from the Atlantic coast in the east to the Appalachian Mountain range in the west. On the other hand, the rest of the state has a humid subtropical climate. The highest temperature in July is around 88 °F while the lowest temperature in January is 29°F. And on average, there are 213 sunny days per year here.


North Carolina is made up of three geographic regions: the Atlantic coastal plain, the central Piedmont region and the Mountain region. This state is bordered on the southwest by Georgia, on the west by Tennessee, on the north by Virginia, on the south by South Carolina and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.


North Carolina offers Plenty of Recreation, Culture and Entertainment for Active Aduts

North Carolina is an awesome place to relax and explore no matter what kind of interest or hobby one may have. This state is made up of bustling city noises, majestic mountain ranges, gorgeous beaches, lakes, lighthouses and so much more!


One of the best nature spots in this region is the Sarah P. Duke Gardens which are located on the grounds of the Duke University in Durham. This attraction is sitting across 55-acres of landscaped gardens which is separated into four distinct areas.


Visitors can also explore the historic Battleship North Carolina, the most decorated American battleship from World War II. They can take a tour inside the iconic warship and learn about its history and its role during the war.


The Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Gardens in Asheville features a winery, a small village, and a historic 250-room chateau which houses a number of amazing collections and displays. There, retirees can enjoy the free wine tasting at the winery or take a tour of the entire estate while appreciating the beautiful outdoor gardens.


In North Carolina, active adults have plenty of options when it comes to recreation and leisure. They have state parks, small parks, open spaces as well as lakes and mountain areas where people can do different outdoor activities. In addition, this state provides all the modern conveniences that everyone needs like shopping centers, movie theaters, performing arts centers, museums and so on.


Cost of Living and Taxes to Consider when Retiring to North Carolina


North Carolina has a cost of living of 94.7 with housing as the biggest expense. In fact, the median price of houses here is $175,600. However, prices vary by city. For example, in Charlotte the average cost of housing is $170,200 while in Raleigh, its $205,200. And when it comes to taxes, North Carolina has flat income tax rates.


North Carolina Healthcare for those in Retirement


Overall, North Carolina has 126 hospitals which are located in 83 counties. However, there are still 17 counties which currently have no hospitals. But it’s not a problem because residents can easily drive a few miles to nearby hospitals and medical centers found in the next town or city.


The biggest hospital in North Carolina is the Duke University Hospital with 943 hospital beds. While the highest number of hospitals is found in Charlotte. Some of these include the Vidant Medical Center, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Carolinas Medical Center.


Retirement Communities in North Carolina are fortunate because they have convenient access to premium health care and treatment from these hospitals.