North Carolina Information
North Carolina Overview
From the scenic Appalachian Mountains in the west to the sunny Outer Banks of the Atlantic Coast, North Carolina is a diverse and exciting state that features something for everyone—natural beauty, history, arts, culture and adventure. Home to over 8 million people, North Carolina has almost 600 picturesque golf courses and 3,300 miles of pristine shoreline and is ideal for those who seek oceanfront homes or condominiums on unspoiled beaches or luxury homes or lots with spectacular western North Carolina mountain views.
Retirees seeking a four-season climate and an active lifestyle are increasingly drawn to North Carolina’s large selection of retirement communities. Year 'round outdoor, recreational opportunities abound for fishing, boating, golf, tennis, hiking, skiing, and equestrian pursuits. With outstanding quality of life, low cost of living, and world-renowned healthcare, North Carolina is consistently ranked one of the best states to retire.
Retire in North Carolina
Retirement communities in North Carolina offer a perfect real estate investment for a lock-it-and-leave-it second home option or retirement real estate where travelling for extended periods won't pose a safety problem for your North Carolina home. Whether you want to relax on the beach or enjoy the great outdoors in our mountains or stay busy in a bustling city, North Carolina offers an abundance of Certified Retirement Communities recognized for providing the amenities, services, and opportunities retirees need to enjoy active and productive lives. Learn more about the benefits of retiring in North Carolina.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in North Carolina is below the national average, while the state ranks high in personal satisfaction and fulfillment. Tax benefits include no social security tax, low property taxes, and no estate tax. Cost of housing, utilities, and transportation is below the national average.
North Carolina has a humid, sub-tropical climate, with short, mild winters and sultry summers. Heavy rainfall is experienced in the mountains and the coastal areas have a more moderate climate but are susceptible to storms and hurricanes moving up the Atlantic coast.
North Carolina offers affordable healthcare and access to some of the nation’s top-ranked healthcare facilities. The state is also home to renowned medical schools, including Duke University, University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest University. The cost of healthcare ranks as the 14th lowest in the country.
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