How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

Specialized care, a wide range of amenities, tailored recreation and home maintenance taken care of for you not only sound attractive, but they also sound expensive. Living in an Active Adult Community is often associated with high costs and numerous fees in exchange...

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Let’s go over the checklist of things your perfect place for retirement must have: High-quality health care providers. Cultural amenities and academic resources. Entertainment. Access to plenty of green spaces. Affordable housing. Start reading this article with your...

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Sure, there are plenty of options to choose from when you’re looking for a place to retire. You might find yourself on your way to Florida - the typical option for seniors looking for a place to rest - only to realize later that is not exactly what you expected.  The...

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

Take a moment to consider what your wishes are for this new chapter in your life. What you choose to do and where you choose to be should be aligned as closely as possible with these wishes to help you find personal fulfillment and comfort in your golden years.  What...

Should you rent or buy your home in retirement?

Should you rent or buy your home in retirement?

As with anything in life, the choice to rent or buy has its advantages and disadvantages. Read on to consider some of these to help you get closer to your final decision. Buying a house will always get you more for your money but it comes with its own risks. It’s...

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!