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...

Retirement-Friendly Tackling Home Projects

Retirement-Friendly Tackling Home Projects

For a lot of people, reaching a certain age implies accepting the fact you’re less capable and active than before, which comes with it a lot of negative feelings associated with the process of aging. However, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Many people break...

How to prepare for moving to a retirement community

How to prepare for moving to a retirement community

While many retirees meet the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, this is a difficult decision to make for a lot of people, usually due to emotional ties with their previous homes or because of misconceptions about what moving to a retirement...

What’s the cost of retirement?

What’s the cost of retirement?

Saving up for retirement is a constant concern for many Americans. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), more than 75% of Americans have retirement savings that fall short of conservative savings targets, and 21% aren’t saving at all....

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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 population, Charlotte has become a very desired destination to live in due to the many conveniences of its location, the low cost of living and good quality of life. 

What makes Charlotte a great city?

This big Southern city has the charm of a small town in a developed urban area in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The aesthetics of the city are marked by its cityscape with beautiful skyscrapers that contrast with greenery and abundant pieces of art, which create a feeling of diversity and innovation without leaving behind the classic, elegant features of past times surrounded by beautiful nature

For decades, Charlotte’s growth had been influenced by economic niches such as banking which makes Charlotte the second-largest banking hub in the U.S. just behind New York City. More recently, the advance in technology has promoted rapid development and makes it a desirable place with many job opportunities. 

In addition to being a bustling city with plenty of commodities and options for learning and entertainment, Charlotte has been blessed with a location that caters to every taste. With mild temperatures throughout the year still with the four seasons, you can travel a few hours to bring you to the mountains for a skiing or trekking adventure, or alternatively to the white coasts of the state to watch the sunset on the beach. Even closer to Charlotte are a handful of beautiful lakes to do watersports or have a relaxing day on the shore.

In terms of costs, Charlotte offers reasonable house pricing compared to the national median. Real estate market has appreciated in recent years (an expected trend considering the advantages of the area) and property taxes are considered to be reasonable, as well, according to the national average.

Still curious about what Charlotte has to offer? Ask for a consultation to find out everything about quality and cost of living, transportation, security, real estate prices and more. And join our 55+ community in Charlotte!

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