Certified Retirement Community

The N.C. Certified Retirement Community Program (S.B. 1627) designates communities that offer quality living in order to attract retirees. Each community must be located within 30 miles of a hospital and/or emergency medical services and take steps to gain support of churches, clubs, businesses, media and other entities whose participation will increase the program’s success in attracting retirees.

Communities must also establish a retiree attraction committee to develop a system that encourages existing and prospective retirees to consider N.C, and submit a long-term plan outlining how the community will maintain its desirability as a retirement destination.

This designation has a five-year life, after which communities will need to consider re-certification.

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