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...

retiring in Raleigh nc

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 list in mind and by the end of it, notice how many items you checked. Ready? Here we go. 

The capital of North Carolina and the second-most populous city in the state is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The “City of Oaks”, the biggest in the Research Triangle metro area, is home to the North Carolina State University and has cultural and historical significance -the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium one of the preferred landmarks to see, along with the North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 

Raleigh is fast-developing as the preferred destination for young families and seniors alike due to the abundance of jobs created in the fields of science and technology -to name just two-, high quality of life, plenty of educational opportunities and more than enough amenities. Seniors are more than happy to live close to their children and grandchildren in a city that offers them the means to grow and develop together, with special features that will catch the eye of many. Check out our article 10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina to read more about the benefits for the 55+, and check those items out of your list right away.

With a comfortable and temperate climate shared by neighboring cities like Cary, anyone with a green thumb or a passion for adventure will find the green spaces of the city and the close proximity to mountains and beaches extremely attractive. Raleigh is a goldmine for outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and fishing, and any other activity an active adult might fancy.  

Retirees often consider healthcare in the area as a top priority, and they’ll find Raleigh’s technology-driven institutions more than sufficient in this aspect. The WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, the Duke University Hospital in Durham, the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and the UNC Hospital in Hillsborough are the most relevant healthcare facilities in the nearby area, ready to tend to all your needs. 

Often dubbed the “Smithsonian of the South”, the abundance of historic attractions, museums and academic institutions immediately catch the eye of retirees that wish to spend their golden years cultivating their academic prowess.

Besides that, golf courses, shopping centers, cultural destinations and restaurants dot the city everywhere you look. While North Carolina, in general, is famous for its barbecue, that’s just the beginning for the wide range of options made to satisfy everyone’s taste.

How many items of the list at the top of this article did you check off? Hopefully, all of them. Take a look at our catalog to pick your next home in the beautiful city of Raleigh, and live the retirement of your dreams. We look forward to hearing from you!