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Retire in North Carolina to Write Life’s Greatest Chapter
Tranquility, beauty and community: now that’s a recipe for exceptional mountain living and Western N.C. has it all.
From dynamic city energy to lush lakeside tranquility, our Piedmont region is full of possibilities.
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.
North Carolina does not tax Social Security retirement benefits.
North Carolina welcomes all four seasons but few weather extremes, letting you partake in the great outdoors any month of the year.
North Carolina delivers the largest state-maintained highway system in the nation, four international airports, daily Amtrak passenger service and unrivaled coastal ferries.
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.