Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities

Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities

For some people, deciding to finally make the move to an adult community is difficult. If you’re having a hard time to decide how you want to spend your golden years, this list will help you make up your mind. Learn the Pros and Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities...

A Deeper Look: Charlotte’s Urban Neighborhoods

A Deeper Look: Charlotte’s Urban Neighborhoods

Already half-convinced that Charlotte, NC is the next place you should call home? Here’s an article that will take you by the hand through the neighborhoods of the original streetcar suburbs that keep the distinctive visuals of a pre-World War II Charlotte....

Lake Wylie: The Perfect Getaway in Charlotte

Lake Wylie: The Perfect Getaway in Charlotte

Lake Wylie: a man-made lake in the U.S. states of South Carolina and North Carolina that extends to around 13,400 acres and features 325 miles of shoreline, from which residents of nearby cities including Charlotte, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill can spend days enjoying the...

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...

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!