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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 city of Cary in North Carolina has steadily become a preferred destination for retirement and its popularity keeps increasing. Here are some of the reasons that make Cary, NC, so special:
West of Raleigh and southeast of Chapel Hill, Cary happens to be the heart of the Research Triangle Park, a renowned area that houses three large universities: North Carolina State University, Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
A short car trip to the west allows you to enjoy the snow in Asheville and the Appalachian Mountains or you can head east to find some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Blessed with temperate weather, Cary’s winters are mild and you can still enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons, and be close to the mountains and the beach to plan the best family vacation. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is right around the corner to receive your family members from all over the country.
Rich cultural scene
Gifted with a rich cultural background, inhabitants of Cary are able to enjoy great performances along with many food options to choose from.
Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheater hosts events for every taste. The Lazy Daze Arts Festival, among many others, brings the city alive and the lively holiday nights bring neighbors and whole communities together. The Carolina Theater and the Durham Performing Arts Center frequently hold shows for the whole family to enjoy at night and attractions like the Ackland Art Museum and the Morehead Planetarium are pretty close by as well and are a wonder to witness.
A lifestyle suited for your necessities
Housing in Cary has something for everyone, accommodating a big range of the population: those looking for a peaceful and fulfilling retirement near their grandchildren and young families just starting their lives in the city come together to find Cary has everything they look for and more, creating a very diverse, open and friendly community, with lots of different interests.
With a very low crime rate, plenty of shopping options, a huge window of opportunity for good jobs and amenities like golf courses, vast green spaces and parks (a dream for the hiking and cycling-lovers), there are many reasons why people have flocked to Cary resulting in it tripling in size in the last 25 years.
If medical care is at the top of your list when it comes to moving, fret not: the city is near to many medical facilities such as the Duke University Hospital in Durham, the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, the UNC Hospital in Hillsborough and the WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. You can feel secure in your ability to reach good-quality medical care when you need it.
Personal and professional development for everyone
Being in the heart of a place with a high density of universities and research facilities makes education in Cary a big deal. Some of the top schools in the nation are found in Cary, so the education of your grandkids is in good hands, and there’s also plenty of educational opportunities for mature students to further their topics of interest in the academic field.
With these many pros, Cary remains a very desired destination to move in for people of all ages, especially the 55+ community who wish to live their golden years in beautiful and comfortable communities like the ones Corbinton has to offer. Check out our catalog and make your mind today!