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Retire in North Carolina to Write Life’s Greatest Chapter

Exploring North Carolina is like reading your favorite book; every chapter is rich with interesting characters, vivid scenery, and exciting twists and turns. You don’t have to venture far from home or empty your pocketbook to immerse yourself in nature or culture. For these reasons and so much more, North Carolina is the ultimate retirement destination for affordable yet rich quality of life.


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Our Mountains

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Tranquility, beauty and community: now that’s a recipe for exceptional mountain living and Western N.C. has it all.

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Our piedmont


From dynamic city energy to lush lakeside tranquility, our Piedmont region is full of possibilities.

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Our Coast


Relax, restore and retire on land or sea in one of our historic inner coastal towns or luxurious oceanside communities.

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Whether you seek mountaintops, ocean breezes, metropolitans or small towns, you benefit from a low cost of living and world-class healthcare.

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North Carolina does not tax Social Security retirement benefits.

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Ideal Climate

North Carolina welcomes all four seasons but few weather extremes, letting you partake in the great outdoors any month of the year.

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Easy Transit

North Carolina delivers the largest state-maintained highway system in the nation, four international airports, daily Amtrak passenger service and unrivaled coastal ferries.

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Natural Beauty

North Carolina boasts 10 national parks, 41 state parks, four national forests, and two national seashores along 322 miles of coastal shoreline.

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In North Carolina, a conservative budget won’t hold you back from living your best life. Retirees can expect lower housing rates compared to the national average, as well as affordable entertainment, transportation and shopping.

Come to North Carolina to embrace a high quality of life.

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