North Carolina retirement communities...lots of choices

North Carolina retirement communities already have over one million retirees over the age of 65. Why?

Florida may be too crowded for some, North Carolina has lots of open space.

North Carolina feels younger to many folks that have given up on Florida as the best place to retire.

Asheville , North Carolina was recently voted the top retirement city in the country.

Over 9 million folks live in North Carolina, the economy is in relatively good shape due to the attraction of North Carolina being a desirable place to live.

The climate is rather moderate, global warming notwithstanding, it offers mild winters and doesn't get too hot in the summertime.

What are some other reasons to retire in North Carolina?

Some other factors that makes North Carolina a great place to retire:

  • It seldom freezes on the North Carolina coast
  • A relatively low cost of living
  • A low cost of housing
  • A diverse economy...manufacturing, services, and agriculture
  • Social Security income is not taxed...taxes are favorable to pensions
  • Great opportunites for active retirment

It is popular with Baby Boomers

A recent poll of Baby Boomers by Del Webb showed the Carolinas overtaking Florida and Arizona as the state they would most like to retire to.

The poll showed the two biggest factors in choosing the best retirement state were...cost of living and health care.

Conclusion

This new poll surprised many and the time to become a Tarheel retiree may be now.  North Carolina has room for you as well .

You could be a lot worse places… decorum does not allow me to list what they might be... And the people I've met from North Carolina are absolutely first-class.

Any state that can produce a Michael Jordan and great college basketball plated Duke and North Carolina being less than 20 miles apart... Well it's got a lot going for it.

Official North Carolina state Website