Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

As a retiree looking for a place to settle in your golden years, you’ve probably heard or read about the increasing population in North Carolina’s cities such as Cary, Raleigh and especially Charlotte, the ‘Queen City’. For both young families and the older...

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

The Queen City of the state has experienced a new phenomenon in recent years: not only retirees, but now young families have found a jewel nestled in the Piedmont region, conveniently located between the Appalachian mountains and the beautiful white sands of the North...

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

If you clicked this article, maybe you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina. This beautiful state has something for everyone, and in the last decade has seen a significant increase in its population due to its high quality and serene living, perfect for...

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Picture yourself waking up to the glistening reflection of the sun on the lake surface. The crisp morning air fills your lungs as you step out of bed and the chirping of the birds and the soft waves of the lake escort your steps as you drink the first sip of hot...

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

For many retirees, these are the months of the year when the magic happens: loved ones come from all over the country to visit and the house is filled with warm smiles and laughter and the smells of freshly-cooked food and spices.  However, the activities of a retiree...

cary vs raleigh where to reitire

Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

The Triangle area in North Carolina comprises the Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Areas and the Henderson Micropolitan Statistical Area. Anchored by three major research universities -North Carolina State University, Duke University and University of North Carolina-, the Triangle has experienced huge growth in the last few years and for no small reason. This location is now one of the preferred destinations for a lot of retirees as well as young families due to its diversity, abundant job opportunities, low cost of living and beautiful landscapes, among many other factors.

But now that you’ve set your eyes on the Triangle as your retirement destination, here comes the big question: Which city is best to buy in? Both Cary and Raleigh are growing cities that offer citizens a high quality of life, security and diversity, but each of them has specific features that make them unique. 

North Raleigh’s established wooden areas allow its inhabitants to feel closer to nature and give a sense of serenity and isolation to retirees who prefer a peaceful retirement, without being too far away from shops and other commodities. Cary, on the other hand, has more life and a buzz without losing that village-like quality. 

Bigger lots can be found in Raleigh if a big house with a large yard is what you have in mind, but schools in Cary tend to have the best appraisal if your grandchildren’s education is your main concern, although schools in Raleigh are great, too. The cost of living in Cary, NC vs. Raleigh, NC is about the same, as well as the salaries. The housing prices and taxes are comparable in both cities. 

Whether you’re looking for a cottage-in-the-woods experience or a diverse city with lots to do, the Triangle area is equipped to suit everyone’s needs. Get in touch with the Corbinton team to see some of the neighborhoods in both cities (and hopefully, to pick your new home). Contact us now!